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

item Parys, Katherine
item GIMMEL, MATTHEW - Palacky University
item JOHNSON, SETH - Louisiana State University

Submitted to: Check List
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/14/2013
Publication Date: 11/19/2013
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.