Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Potential invasive pests of agricultural crops.

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This book highlights studies on potential invasive pests, focusing on pests from South America, Central America and the islands of the Caribbean basin. These include the Coleopterans, followed by the Lepidopterans. The importance of several dipterans is also treated. Tephritid fruit flies are addressed, as well as a novel method for improved detection of Anastrepha larval infestation in citrus fru...

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Potential invasive species of scale insects for the USA and Caribbean Basin.

This chapter deals with potential invasive scale insect pests for the USA and the Caribbean Basin. There are approximately 7500 known species of scale insects (Coccoidea) belonging to 45 families (extant and fossil); however, the most common species, and the ones that are usually intercepted at US ports of entry on plant material, belong to one of the following eight families: Asterolecaniidae, Coccidae, Dactylopiidae, Diaspididae, Monophlebidae (formerly part of Margardodidae), Ortheziidae, Pseudococcidae and Stictococcidae. Tabulated data are provided on the number of species in these families that are known worldwide, and on the number of species known to occur in the USA and in the following seven zoogeographic regions: Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Palearctic, Oriental, Australasian and Antarctica. These data were extracted from ScaleNet (2011), an online database that includes all published information on scale insect species.

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Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Biology and management of the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus. Author(s): Giblin-Davis, R. M., Faleiro, J. R., Jacas, J. A., Peña, J. E., Vidyasagar, P. S. P. V.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 35) Avocado weevils of the genus Heilipus. Author(s): Castañeda-Vildózola, A., Equihua-Martinez, A., Peña, J. E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 48) Exotic bark and ambrosia beetles in the USA: potential and current invaders. Author(s): Haack, R. A., Rabaglia, R. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 75) Diabrotica speciosa: an important soil pest in South America. Author(s): Ávila, C. J., Santana, A. G.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 86) Potential lepidopteran pests associated with avocado fruit in parts of the home range of Persea americana. Author(s): Hoddle, M. S., Parra, J. R. P.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 98) Biology, ecology and management of the South American tomato pinworm, Tuta absoluta. Author(s): Urbaneja, A., Desneux, N., Gabarra, R., Arnó, J., González-Cabrera, J., Mafra Neto, A., Stoltman, L., Pinto, A. de S., Parra, J. R. P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 126) Tecia solanivora Povolny (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), an invasive pest of potatoes Solanum tuberosum L. in the Northern Andes. Author(s): Carrillo, D., Torrado-Leon, E.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 137) The tomato fruit borer, Neoleucinodes elegantalis (Guenée) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), an insect pest of neotropical Solanaceous fruits. Author(s): Montilla, A. E. D., Solis, M. A., Kondo, T.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 160) Copitarsia spp.: biology and risk posed by potentially invasive lepidoptera from south and central America. Author(s): Gould, J., Simmons, R., Venette, R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 183) Host range of the nettle caterpillar Darna pallivitta (Moore) (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae) in Hawai'i. Author(s): Hara, A. H., Kishimoto, C. M., Niino-DuPonte, R. Y.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 192) Fruit flies Anastrepha ludens (Loew), A. obliqua (Macquart) and A. grandis (Macquart) (Diptera: Tephritidae): three pestiferous tropical fruit flies that could potentially expand their range to temperate areas. Author(s): Birke, A., Guillén, L., Midgarden, D., Aluja, M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 214) Bactrocera species that pose a threat to Florida: B. carambolae and B. invadens. Author(s): Malavasi, A., Midgarden, D., Meyer, M. de
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 228) Signature chemicals for detection of Citrus infestation by fruit fly larvae (Diptera: Tephritidae). Author(s): Kendra, P. E., Roda, A. L., Montgomery, W. S., Schnell, E. Q., Niogret, J., Epsky, N. D., Heath, R. R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 240) Gall midges (Cecidomyiidae) attacking horticultural crops in the Caribbean region and South America. Author(s): Goldsmith, J., Castillo, J., Clarke-Harris, D.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 251) Recent mite invasions in South America. Author(s): Navia, D., Marsaro Júnior, A. L., Gondim Júnior, M. G. C., Mendonça, R. S. de, Pereira, P. R. V. da S.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 288) Planococcus minor (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae): bioecology, survey and mitigation strategies. Author(s): Roda, A., Francis, A., Kairo, M. T. K., Culik, M.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 301) The citrus orthezia, Praelongorthezia praelonga (Douglas) (Hemiptera: Ortheziidae), a potential invasive species. Author(s): Kondo, T., Peronti, A. L., Kozár, F., Szita, É.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 342) Recent adventive scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) and whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Florida and the Caribbean region. Author(s): Stocks, I.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 363) Biology, ecology and control of the Ficus whitefly, Singhiella simplex (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Author(s): Legaspi, J. C., Mannion, C., Amalin, D., Legaspi, B. C., Jr.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 373) Invasion of exotic arthropods in South America's biodiversity hotspots and agro-production systems. Author(s): Wyckhuys, K. A. G., Kondo, T., Herrera, B. V., Miller, D. R., Naranjo, N., Hyman, G.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 401) Likelihood of dispersal of the armored scale, Aonidiella orientalis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), to avocado trees from infested fruit discarded on the ground, and observations on spread by handlers. Author(s): Hennessey, M. K., Peña, J. E., Zlotina, M., Santos, K.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 412) Insect Life Cycle Modelling (ILCYM) software - a new tool for regional and global insect pest risk assessments under current and future climate change scenarios. Author(s): Sporleder, M., Tonnang, H. E. Z., Carhuapoma, P., Gonzales, J. C., Juarez, H., Kroschel, J.