Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

First report of Aetalion reticulatum (L.) (Hemiptera: Aetalionidae) infesting plants of noni [Morinda citrifolia L. (Rubiaceae)].

Abstract

Aetalion reticulatum (L.) (Hemiptera: Aetalionidae), a highly polyphagous leafhooper and known to be pest of various agricultural and forestry crops, is reported for the first-time infesting noni plants, Morinda citrifolia L. (Gentianales: Rubiaceae), in Brasília, Federal District, Brazil. This new record increases the host's list of this insect, reinforcing the necessity for more in-depth studies of this leafhooper and its control.