Journal of Forest Research

, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp 337–344 | Cite as

Introduced Eucalyptus psyllids in Brazil

  • Dalva Luiz de Queiroz Santana
  • Daniel Burckhardt
Special Feature: Review Alien pests threatening biodiversity of forest ecosystems


In the last 10 years, four species of psyllid were detected in Brazil on eucalypts: Ctenarytaina spatulata in 1994, Blastopsylla occidentalis in 1997, Ctenarytaina eucalypti in 1998 and Glycaspis brimblecombei in 2003. The latter two are serious pests in several countries. In Brazil, G. brimblecombei caused significant damage to the eucalypt plantations in the first years of its introduction. Now this pest is under control due to the programmes of integrated pest management, where the parasitoid is the principal control agent. The four eucalypt psyllid species introduced into Brazil are presented with information on distribution, hosts, biology and control.


Blastopsylla occidentalis Ctenarytaina eucalypti Ctenarytaina spatulata Eucalypt pests Glycaspis brimblecombei 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dalva Luiz de Queiroz Santana
    • 1
  • Daniel Burckhardt
    • 2
  1. 1.Forest Entomology, Embrapa Florestas Estrada da RibeiraColomboPR-Brazil
  2. 2.Naturhistorisches Museum, EntomologieBaselSwitzerland

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