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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT & EVALUATION OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS FOR INVASIVE SPECIES THREATENING THE EVERGLADES & OTHER NATURAL AND MANANGED SYSTEMS

Location: Invasive Plant Research Laboratory

Title: First report of the biological control agent Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in California, USA.)

Author
item Pratt, Paul
item Arakelian, Gevork

Submitted to: Florida Entomologist
Publication Type: Peer reviewed journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/22/2011
Publication Date: 10/15/2011
Publication URL: www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1653/024.094.0348
Citation: Pratt, P.D., Arakelian, G. 2011. First report of the biological control agent Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in California, USA. Florida Entomologist. 94(3):721-722.

Interpretive Summary: The Australian psyllid Boreioglycaspis melaleucae is a specialized herbivore of Melaleuca quinquenervia and other closely related congeners. Boreioglycaspis melaleucae was discovered in Los Angeles County (California, USA) in late 2009, feeding on ornamentally planted M. quinquenervia trees. The psyllid poses no threat to native plant species but is expected to impact ornamental landscape plantings of M. quinquenervia.

Technical Abstract: The Australian psyllid Boreioglycaspis melaleucae is a specialized herbivore of Melaleuca quinquenervia and other closely related congeners. Boreioglycaspis melaleucae was discovered in Los Angeles County (California, USA) in late 2009, feeding on ornamentally planted M. quinquenervia trees. The psyllid poses no threat to native plant species but is expected to impact ornamental landscape plantings of M. quinquenervia.

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