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Neohydatothrips Burungae

2008 Research

In December 2004, Neohydatothrips burungae was collected from avocado trees in San Diego California during a survey for avocado lace bug. Neohydatohrips burungae has been collected from avocados in Mexico and Guatemala by Hoddle (Hoddle et al., 2002). In Mexico, this thrips was as common as avocado thrips, Scirothrips perseae, in areas of intermediate altitude. In colder high altitude areas S. perseae dominated, almost exclusively, and in warmer more humid lowland areas N. burangae was dominant on avocados.

In December 2004, Neohydatothrips burungae was collected from avocado trees in San Diego California during a survey for avocado lace bug. Neohydatohrips burungae has been collected from avocados in Mexico and Guatemala by Hoddle (Hoddle et al., 2002). In Mexico and Guatemala this thrips was as common as avocado thrips, Scirtothrips perseae, in areas of intermediate altitude. In colder high altitude areas S. perseae dominated, almost exclusively, and in warmer more humid lowland areas N. burungae was dominant on avocados.

2007 Research

In December 2004, Neohydatothrips burungae was collected from avocado trees in San Diego California during a survey for avocado lace bug. Neohydatothrips burungae has been collected from avocados in Mexico and Guatemala by Hoddle (Hoddle et al., 2002). In Mexico and Guatemala this thrips was as common as avocado thrips, Scirtothrips perseae, in areas of intermediate altitude. In colder high altitude areas S. perseae dominated, almost exclusively, and in warmer more humid lowland areas N. burungae was dominant on avocados.

2006 Research

In December 2004, Neohydatothrips burungae was collected from avocado trees in San Diego California during a survey for avocado lace bug, Pseudacysta perseae (Hemiptera: Tingidae). Neohydatothrips burungae has been collected from avocados in Mexico and Guatemala by Hoddle (Hoddle et al., 2002). In Mexico and Guatemala this thrips was as common as avocado thrips, Scirtothrips perseae, in areas of intermediate altitude. In colder high altitude areas S. perseae dominated, almost exclusively, and in warmer more humid lowland areas N. burungae was dominant on avocados.

2005 Research

To manage foliage and fruit damaging thrips it is imperative to determine how widespread and abundant N. burungae is in comparison to S. perseae. Field surveys undertaken to delineate the range inhabited by N. burungae, its abundance in comparison to S. perseae, and its seasonal phenology will greatly aid understanding when assessing the potential pestiferousness of this new invader.

 

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