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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Insecticide Resistance Management and New Control Strategies for Pests of Corn, Cotton, Sorghum, Soybean, and Sweet Potato

Location: Southern Insect Management Research Unit

Title: Checklist of insects associated with Salvinia minima (Baker) in Louisiana, USA

Authors
item Parys, Katherine
item Gimmel, Matthew -
item Johnson, Seth -

Submitted to: Check List
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: October 14, 2013
Publication Date: November 19, 2013
Citation: Parys, K.A., Gimmel, M.L., Johnson, S.J. 2013. Checklist of insects associated with Salvinia minima (Baker) in Louisiana, USA. Check List. 9(6):1488-1495.

Interpretive Summary: We collected insects associated with an invasive freshwater plant, common Salvinia (Salvinia minima (Baker)), using floating pitfall traps. Insect were collected during 2009 and 2010, and resulted in several new taxonomic records. A total of 7,933 specimens were collected during the study.

Technical Abstract: his study presents a list of adult insects (excluding Diptera and Lepidoptera) collected from an infestation of an invasive aquatic weed, common salvinia (Salvinia minima Baker), in southern Louisiana, USA. Insects were sampled from May – November of 2009 and 2010 using floating pitfall traps. A total of 7,933 specimens were collected, representing 7 orders, 70 families, and 235 species. Species of note include three currently undescribed species of Coleoptera, one previously undescribed braconid wasp, two new state records of Curculionidae, a new state generic record for the family Limnichidae, and a new record for the United States.

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