Neoscapteriscus borellii and Neoscapteriscus tenuis (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae): first record in tobacco plantations in the state of Bahia, Brazil

Authors

  • Kleber de Sousa Pereira Ghent University
  • Oton Meira Marques Federal University of Recôncavo of the Bahia
  • Anderson Puker Federal University of Viçosa
  • Marcelo Ribeiro Pereira Federal University of Espírito Santo
  • José Cola Zanuncio Federal University of Viçosa

Keywords:

Mole crickets, Nicotiana tabacum, Recôncavo Baiano, root-feeding insects

Abstract

Summary

The mole crickets Neoscapteriscus borellii (Giglio-Tos) and Neoscapteriscus tenuis (Scudder) (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) are recorded for the first time in Bahia State, Brazil in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L. [Solanaceae]) plantations. Insects were collected using pitfall traps in tobacco plantations in the municipalities of Cruz das Almas, Governador Mangabeira, and Muritiba, Bahia, Brazil. The presence of nymphs and adults of these species suggests that mole crickets may threaten tobacco productivity due to the root damage caused by excavation and/or feeding by these subterraneous insects.

 

Sumário

As paquinhas Neoscapteriscus borellii (Giglio-Tos) e Neoscapteriscus tenuis (Scudder) (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) são registradas pela primeira vez para o estado da Bahia, Brasil em plantios de fumo, Nicotiana tabacum L. (Solanaceae). Insetos foram coletados usando armadilhas pitfall em plantios de fumo nos municípios de Cruz das Almas, Governador Mangabeira e Muritiba, Bahia. A presença de ninfas e adultos destas espécies pode ser uma potencial ameaça para a produção de tabaco devido aos danos em raízes no subsolo, provocados pela escavação e/ou alimentação destas espécies subterrâneas.

 

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Author Biographies

Kleber de Sousa Pereira, Ghent University

Center of Agrarian, Environmental and Biological Sciences

Oton Meira Marques, Federal University of Recôncavo of the Bahia

Center of Agrarian, Environmental and Biological Sciences

Anderson Puker, Federal University of Viçosa

Department of Entomology

Marcelo Ribeiro Pereira, Federal University of Espírito Santo

Center of Exact, Natural and Health Sciences, Department of Biology

José Cola Zanuncio, Federal University of Viçosa

Department of Entomology

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Published

2018-04-24

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Scientific Notes