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Subject: New diaspid genus, Paraselenaspidus, intercepted at San Francisco port for first time
Date posted: May 06, 2003
Source: PPQ
Paraselenaspidus madagascariensis Mamet (Homoptera: Diaspididae) was intercepted for the first time by a PPQ officer at the Port of San Francisco on bananas (Musa acuminata) from Rwanda, Africa. Hosts of this species of diaspid include boxwood (Maclura pomifera), camellia, citrus and palm.