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Research Project: Alternatives to Methyl Bromide: Mitigation of the Threat from Exotic Tropical and Subtropical Insect Pests

Location: Subtropical Horticulture Research

Title: Variability in leaf damage among cultivars of lychee, host of Myllocerus undecimpustulatus undatus Marshall adults

Author
item Epsky, Nancy
item Niogret, Jerome - Mars, Inc
item Gill, Micah
item Kendra, Paul

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/29/2015
Publication Date: 8/4/2015
Citation: Epsky, N.D., Niogret, J., Gill, M.A., Kendra, P.E. 2015. Variability in leaf damage among cultivars of lychee, host of Myllocerus undecimpustulatus undatus Marshall adults. Meeting Abstract. Florida Entomology Society Annual Meeting, Ft. Myers, FL. Aug 2-5, 2015.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The Sri Lankan weevil has imposed heavy damage on the canopy of various ornamental and fruit trees since it was first detected in South Florida in 2000. One of the more heavily damaged fruit trees is lychee, Litchi chinensis (Sapindales: Sapindaceae). As part of a study to better understand host choice by adult weevils, we quantified level of foliar damage to trees in the lychee germplasm collection at the Miami ARS station.