New Record of Hypogeococcus pungens (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in the Dominican Republic with Comments on Specific Characters

  • E. German-Ramirez Center for Biological Control, College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA
  • M. T. K. Kairo School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD 21853, USA
  • I. Stocks Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville, FL 32614, USA
  • M. Haseeb Center for Biological Control, College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA
  • C. A. Serra Centro de Tecnologías Agrícolas (CENTA), Instituto Dominicano de Investigaciones Agropecuarias y Forestales (IDIAF), Santo Domingo 10205, Dominican Republic
Keywords: mealybug, Cactaceae, Opuntia, Caribbean

Abstract

The mealybug Hypogeococcus pungens Granara de Willink (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) is a new record for the Dominican Republic, based on specimens collected on 21 May 2010 from the ornamental plant Gomphrena globosa L. (Caryophyllales: Amaranthaceae), in Santo Domingo.

 

La especie Hypogeococcus pungens Granara de Willink (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) fue encontrada el 21 de mayo del 2010 como un nuevo record para la República Dominicana, especímenes fueron colectados en Santo Domingo sobre la planta ornamental Gomphrena globosa L. (Caryophyllales: Amaranthaceae).

 

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Published
2014-04-08
Section
Scientific Notes