Florida Entomologist (2008) 91, 483-484

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J.R. Williamson, R.A. Arancibia, T.W. Zimmerman and G.S. Hodges (2008)
First report of Philephedra tuberculosa (Hemiptera: Coccidae) in the United States Virgin Islands
Florida Entomologist 91 (3), 483-484
Abstract: Philephedra tuberculosa Nakahara and Gill is recorded on St. Croix island in the United States Virgin Islands for the first time, on papaya (Carica papaya L.), moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.), and ginger lily (Alpinia purpurata (Veill.) K. Schum. Philephedra tuberculosa thrives in moringa trees and may result in a serious problem in agro-forestry associations that include this species.
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Database assignments for author(s): Gregory S. Hodges

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
surveys/sampling/distribution
new introduction of pest


Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.


Philephedra tuberculosa Papaya (Carica papaya) United States Virgin Isl.
Philephedra tuberculosa Galangal (Alpinia) United States Virgin Isl.
Philephedra tuberculosa Moringa (crop) United States Virgin Isl.