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Acca sellowiana (Myrtaceae): A New Alternative Host for Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Brazil

Author:
Souza, Gabriely Koerich, Pikart, Tiago Georg, Oliveira, Viviane Lunelli de, Boff, Pedro, Boff, Mari Inês Carissimi
Source:
The Florida entomologist 2017 v.100 no.1 pp. 190-191
ISSN:
0015-4040
Subject:
Acca sellowiana, Conotrachelus, Drosophila suzukii, alternative hosts, fruits, insect pests, Brazil
Abstract:
We report, for the first time, the occurrence and development of Drosophila suzukii Matsumura (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in fruits of Acca sellowiana (Berg) Burret (Myrtaceae). Although fruits of A. sellowiana present hard and thick skin, damage caused by another insect pest, Conotrachelus psidii Marshall (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), may have enabled fruit infestation by D. suzukii.
Agid:
5694566