Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

First report by Brachyplatys subaeneus (Westwood) (Heteroptera: Plataspidae) for Ecuador and the synoptic list of its host plants.

Abstract

The presence of the invasive insect Brachyplatys subaeneus (Westwood, 1837) from Asia is reported for the first time in Ecuador. This pest attacks legumes of agricultural importance such as the pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) and has been reported in other countries of America such as Panama and the Dominican Republic. Additionally, a synoptic record of host plants used by this pest as a food source is shown.