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Item Description Picanço, Marcelo Coutinho en_US Barreto, Robert Weingart en_US Fidelis, Elisangela Gomes en_US Semeão, Altair Arlindo en_US Rosado, Jander Fagundes en_US Moreno, Shaiene Costa en_US de Barros, Emersom Cristi en_US Silva, Gerson Adriano en_US Johnson, Tracy en_US 2009-03-07T01:02:41Z 2009-03-07T01:02:41Z 2005-03 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Picanco MC, Barreto RW, Fidelis EG, Semeao AA, Rosado JF, Moreno SC, de Barros EC, Silva GA, Johnson T. 2005. Biological control of Miconia calvescens by phytophagous arthropods. Honolulu (HI): Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany. PCSU Technical Report, 134. en_US
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dc.description.abstract More than 60 species of arthropods were found associated with Miconia calvescens at two Brazilian sites in a one-year survey for potential biological control agents within the weed’s native range in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Fifty-one insect species were collected, a majority of them phytophagous. Among the sap and cell feeders were two whitefly, a thrips species Heliothrips sp.n. (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), a psyllid Diclidophlebia sp. (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), an aphid species, and six species of leaf hoppers (five were species of Cicadellidae and one species of Flatidae). The psyllid and leaf hoppers appeared to warrant further evaluation, especially for their possible association with a lethal phytoplasm disease. Defoliators causing substantial damage included the leaf-roller Ategumia sp. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and Druentia cf. inscita (Lepidoptera: Mimallonidae), a sawfly Atomacera petroa (Hymenoptera: Argidae), and the leaf-cutter ant Atta sexdens rubropilosa. Stem-boring insects were discovered in low numbers and included an Agrilus sp. (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) that may be capable of killing stems. An Apion sp. (Coleoptera: Brentidae) was found associated with inflorescences. These collections include many species not discovered in earlier surveys of miconia in Brazil and Costa Rica, suggesting that additional potential arthropod agents await discovery in areas not yet explored. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Discipline, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center; Haleakala National Park, U.S. National Park Service; Hawaii Department of Agriculture by means of RCUH-FUNARBE cooperative agreement en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Technical Report en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 134 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Biological pest control agents. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Invasive plants -- Biological control. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Miconia calvescens -- Biological control. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Miconia calvescens -- Diseases and pests. en_US
dc.title Biological control of Miconia calvescens by phytophagous arthropods en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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