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Subject: Exotic Asian aphid Greenidea ficicola Takahashi (Homoptera: Aphididae) reported in Florida
Date posted: June 03, 2003
Source: Florida Pest Alert
Greenidea ficicola, an aphid previously not known to occur in the Western hemisphere was discovered in Florida on Ficus sp. in March, 2003. Known hosts for this exotic Asian aphid include Duabanga sonneratioides (Lythraceae), Ficus sp. (Moraceae), and Psidium guajava, L. (Guava).

For more information see the full pest alert at: http://extlab7.entnem.ufl.edu/PestAlert/lso-0519.htm

For more about Greenidea ficicola see:

Gould, W.P., and A. Raga. 2002. Pests of Guava. In: Tropical Fruit Pests and Pollinators: Biology Economic Importance, Natural Enemies and Control [J. Pena, J. Sharp, and M. Wysoki Eds.] Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel (this source mentions Greenidea ficicola as minor pest of Guava).

Raychaudhuri, D.N., A.K. Ghosh, R.C. Basu, M.R. Ghosh, M. Chattierjee, S. Chakrabarti, and P.K. Pal. 1980. Aphids of north-east India and Bhutan. The Zoological Society, Calcutta. 521 p.

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