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About the nomenclature of coffee mealybug species in Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo States, Brazil Sobre a nomenclatura das especies de cochonilhas-farinhentas do cafeeiro nos Estados de Minas Gerais e Espirito Santo

by Santa Cecilia, L.V.C; Reis, P.R; Souza, J.C.
Publisher: 2002ISSN: 1519-566x.Subject(s): COFFEA | COFFEA ARABICA | PLANOCOCCUS CITRI | PSEUDOCOCCUS | PLAGAS DE PLANTAS | RAICES | TAXONOMIA | NOMENCLATURA | ESPIRITO SANTO | MINAS GERAIS | BRASIL | COFFEA | COFFEA ARABICA | PLANOCOCCUS CITRI | PSEUDOCOCCUS | PESTS OF PLANTS | ROOTS | TAXONOMY | NOMENCLATURE | ESPIRITO SANTO | MINAS GERAIS | BRAZIL | COFFEA | COFFEA ARABICA | PLANOCOCCUS CITRI | PSEUDOCOCCUS | RAVAGEUR DES PLANTES | RACINE | TAXONOMIE | NOMENCLATURE | ESPIRITO SANTO | MINAS GERAIS | BRESIL In: Neotropical Entomology (Brasil) v. 31(2) p. 333-334Summary: Root coffee (Coffea arabica L.) mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) collected in Boa Esperanca, southern Minas Gerais State, were identified as Dysmicoccus texensis (Tinsley) (=bispinosus Beardsley) and these from aerial part collected in Castelo,State of the Espirito Santo, as Planococcus minor (Maskell). However, Brazilian literature mentions other mealybug species of coffee tree as Pseudococcus cryptus Hempel in roots and Planococcus citri (Risso) in the aerial part. Therefore, more than one mealybug species may be occurring in the roots as in aerial part of coffee trees, and the survey and taxonomic studies are necessary before setting a control programme, specially biological control.
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Root coffee (Coffea arabica L.) mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) collected in Boa Esperanca, southern Minas Gerais State, were identified as Dysmicoccus texensis (Tinsley) (=bispinosus Beardsley) and these from aerial part collected in Castelo,State of the Espirito Santo, as Planococcus minor (Maskell). However, Brazilian literature mentions other mealybug species of coffee tree as Pseudococcus cryptus Hempel in roots and Planococcus citri (Risso) in the aerial part. Therefore, more than one mealybug species may be occurring in the roots as in aerial part of coffee trees, and the survey and taxonomic studies are necessary before setting a control programme, specially biological control.

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