Laboratory rearing of Bagrada hilaris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) under quarantine conditions in Florida, USA

  • Morgan G Pinkerton University of Florida, Entomology and Nematology Department, Gainesville, Florida 32611-0620, USA
  • Sage M Thompson University of Florida, Entomology and Nematology Department, Gainesville, Florida 32611-0620, USA
  • Amanda C Hodges University of Florida, Entomology and Nematology Department, Gainesville, Florida 32611-0620, USA
  • Norman C Leppla University of Florida, Entomology and Nematology Department, Gainesville, Florida 32611-0620, USA
  • John C Palumbo University of Arizona, Department of Entomology, Yuma, Arizona 85364, USA

Abstract

There is a risk that Bagrada hilaris will be transported from the southwestern USA and establish in Florida where it could infest Brassica crops. Therefore, new rearing methods were developed to maintain a colony of B. hilaris under quarantine conditions to conduct research on the potential for this pest to become established in Florida. Dental wicks, cotton balls, and Kimwipes™ were evaluated as artificial oviposition substrates. Cotton balls were the preferred oviposition substrate by B. hilaris.

 

Sumario

Existe el riesgo de que Bagrada hilaris sea transportada desde el suroeste de los EE. UU. y se establezca en Florida donde podría infestar los cultivos de Brassica. Se desarrollaron nuevos métodos de cría de B. hilaris en condiciones de cuarentena para investigar el potencial que B. hilaris se establezca en Florida. Se evaluaron, las mechas dentales, las bolas de algodón, y los KimwipesTM como sustratos artificiales de oviposición. Las bolas de algodón fueron el sustrato preferido por B. hilaris.

Key Words: oviposition substrates; insect rearing; stink bug; risk assessment

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Published
2020-09-25
Section
Scientific Notes