Three new and important insect pests recorded for the first time in Colombian plantations

  • Carlos A Rodas
  • Rubén Serna
  • Brett P Hurley
  • Maria D Bolaños
  • Ginna M Granados
  • Michael J Wingfield

Abstract

Subsequent to 1950, commercially propagated and non-native trees, including Pinus, Eucalyptus and Cupressus species in Colombian plantations, have been damaged by several native defoliating insects, residing mainly in the Lepidoptera (Geometridae), Phasmatodea (Heteronemiidae) and the Hymenoptera (Formicidae). We report on the relatively recent appearance of three important and damaging new insect pests of plantation-grown Pinus and Eucalyptus spp. in Colombia, two of which are not native to this country. These include Monalonion velezangeli (Hemiptera: Miridae), Glycaspis brimblecombei (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) and Pineus boerneri (Hemiptera: Adelgidae). This report provides information on the basic biology of these new pests, their hosts, areas of occurrence, likely origin and prospects for their management in the future.

Keywords: insect pest, invasive, Pinus, Eucalyptus

Southern Forests 2014, 76(4): 245–252

Author Biographies

Carlos A Rodas
Forestry Protection Programme, Smurfit Kappa Cartón de Colombia, Yumbo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Rubén Serna
Universidad Nacional de Medellín, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Brett P Hurley
Department of Zoology and Entomology, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Maria D Bolaños
Forestry Protection Programme, Smurfit Kappa Cartón de Colombia, Yumbo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Ginna M Granados
Forestry Protection Programme, Smurfit Kappa Cartón de Colombia, Yumbo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Michael J Wingfield
Department of Zoology and Entomology, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Published
2014-10-27
Section
Articles

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