Introduced Eucalyptus psyllids in Brazil

Abstract

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.

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de Queiroz Santana, D.L., Burckhardt, D. Introduced Eucalyptus psyllids in Brazil. J For Res 12, 337–344 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10310-007-0035-7

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Keywords

  • Blastopsylla occidentalis
  • Ctenarytaina eucalypti
  • Ctenarytaina spatulata
  • Eucalypt pests
  • Glycaspis brimblecombei