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New Record of Grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae & Romaleidae) Defoliators and Population Dynamics of Insects on Crops of Heliconia spp in the Amazon

Ribeiro Rafael C., Lemos Walkymário De P., Poderoso Júlio César M., Pikart Tiago G., Zanuncio José C.
Florida entomologist 2013 v.96 no.1 pp. 225-228
Acrididae, Coleoptera, Heliconia, Hemiptera, Thysanoptera, crops, floriculture, grasshoppers, population dynamics, Brazil
Despite the expansion of floriculture, little is known about insects associated to this crop in northern Brazil. The objective was to identify the main species of defoliator grasshoppers, associated to crops of Heliconia spp. in the northeastern region of State of Pará, Brazil , in the municipalities of Castanhal, Belém and Benevides, from Aug 2004 to Mar 2005. Representatives with higher abundances in these municipalities were the orders Coleoptera, Thysanoptera, Hemiptera and Orthoptera. The collected species of Orthoptera were Cornops frenatum frenatum (Marshall) and Eutropidacris cristata L. (Orthoptera: Acrididae), Prionolopha serrata L. and Chromacris speciosa Thunberg (Orthoptera: Romaleidae), which present a substantial potential to damage heliconias crop in northeastern Pará, Brazil.