First record of Glycaspis brimblecombei (Moore, 1964) and Blastopsylla occidentalis (Taylor, 1985) (Hemiptera, Aphalaridae) in eucalyptus plantations in State of Pará, Brazil
Keywords:occurence, yellow sticky traps, insect pest, Brazilian Amazon
The monoculture of eucalyptus species shows great expansion in the state of Pará, Brazil, so the culture presents high propensity to be a host species of both native and exotic entomological fauna. Commercial plantations of eucalyptus were monitored in a monthly basis from January 2015 to December 2016 through yellow sticky traps that were replaced in each observation. These traps were installed in the municipalities of Paragominas, Ulianópolis, Dom Eliseu, and Rondon do Pará, southeastern Pará, Brazil. The species Glycaspis brimblecombei (Moore, 1964) and Blastopsylla occidentalis (Taylor, 1985) were observed in all municipalities sampled, which becomes the first record of these species in the Brazilian Amazonian state of Pará. Therefore, these species have now their geographical distribution expanded in the Brazilian Amazon.
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