Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) nymph survival and adult feeding preferences for crop plants in Florida

Authors

  • Arjun Khadka Louisiana State University, Department of Entomology, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802, 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
  • P. Glynn Tillman US Department of Agriculture–Agriculture Research Service (USDA-ARS), Tifton, Georgia 31793, USA

Abstract

Florida crop plants, including okra, sunflower, tangerine, olive, plum, pomegranate, satsuma, pear, and apple, plus amaranthus were evaluated as hosts for Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). This invasive stink bug fed on all plant species, except olive and pomegranate, but completed development only on apple, pear, and satsuma. However, a significant number of nymphs developed into fifth instars on okra, tangerine, and plum. Halyomorpha halys, therefore, has the potential to complete development on apple, pear, satsuma, plum, okra, and tangerine crops in Florida.

Sumario

Se evaluaron plantas de cultivo de la Florida, incluyendo okra, girasol, mandarina, olivo, ciruela, granada, satsuma, pera, y manzana, además de amaranto, como hospederas de Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Esta chinche hedionda invasora se alimentaba de todas las especies de plantas, menos el olivo y la granada, pero completó su desarrollo solo en manzanas, peras y satsuma. Sin embargo, un número significativo de ninfas desarrolló su quinto estadio en la okra, mandarina y ciruela. Halyomorpha halys, por lo tanto, tiene el potencial de completar el desarrollo en cultivos de manzana, pera, satsuma, ciruela, okra y mandarina en la Florida.

Key Words: brown marmorated stink bug; feeding preference; survivorship

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Published

2021-08-04

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Scientific Notes