Infestation of Malpighia emarginata (Malpighiaceae) by Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in São Paulo State, Brazil
After the first record of Drosophila suzukii Matsumura (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Brazil in 2013, this insect pest was able to spread through several Brazilian regions. This power of dissemination is probably linked to the invasive biology and polyphagous habit that D. suzukii has shown in several countries, including Brazil. In this study, we recorded the infestation of acerola fruits (Malpighia emarginata Sessé & Moc. Ex. DC) (Malpighiaceae) by D. suzukii and discuss its status as a potential pest of this fruit.
Após o primeiro registro de Drosophila suzukii Matsumura (Diptera: Drosophilidae) no Brasil em 2013, esse inseto praga conseguiu se disseminar por várias regiões brasileiras. Esse poder de disseminação provavelmente está ligado a biologia invasora e polifagia que D. suzukii tem mostrado em vários países, inclusive no Brasil. Neste estudo, nós registramos a infestação de D. suzukii em frutas de acerola (Malpighia emarginata Sessé & Moc. ex DC.) (Malpighiaceae) e discutimos seu status potencial de praga para essa frutífera.
Key Words: first record; spotted wing drosophila; acerola; red fruit; primary invader
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