Vol 118 (2005): Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society
Krome Memorial Institute (Tropicals)

Homopteran and mite pests of papaya and their control

Jorge E. Pena
University of Florida
2005 Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society
Published December 1, 2005
  • caricaceae,
  • paracoccus,
  • philephedra,
  • coccus,
  • aspidiotus,
  • hemiberlesia,
  • empoasca,
  • tetranychus,
  • polyphagotarsonemus latus
  • ...More


Homopteran pests in papaya fields in Florida, include mealybugs, Paracoccus marginatus Williams and Granara de Willink, soft scales Philephedra tuberculosa Nakahara and Gill, Coccus hesperidum L. and armored scales, Aspidiotus destructor, Acutaspis sp., Hemiberlesia sp., aphids, Myzus persicae (Sulzer) and Lipaphis erysimi (Katenbach), leafhoppers, Empoasca stevensi Young and whiteflies Trialeurodes variabilis and mite pests Tetranychus spp., Polyphagotarsonemus latus. The frequency the homopterans in commercial papaya fields in Homestead, FL was investigated between November 2000 to October 2001. Results from chemical control tests against scales, mealybugs, and mites in papaya are reported.