Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: An update to the adventive aphids (Hemiptera: Aphidoidea) of America north of Mexico, with notes on intercepted species
|SKVARLA, MICHAEL - University Of Maryland|
|HALBERT, SUSAN - Florida Department Of Agriculture|
|FOOTTIT, ROBERT - Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada|
|JENSEN, ANDREW - Washington State University|
|MAW, ERIC - Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada|
Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/30/2016
Publication Date: 2/15/2017
Citation: Skvarla, M.J., Halbert, S.E., Foottit, R.G., Jensen, A.S., Maw, E., Miller, G.L. 2017. An update to the adventive aphids (Hemiptera: Aphidoidea) of America north of Mexico, with notes on intercepted species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 119:90-111.
Interpretive Summary: The feeding damage of aphids and their ability to transmit plant diseases causes billions of dollars annually to world agricultural crops. It is critical that proper identification be established before any control program can start. This work updates previous lists of invasive (adventive) aphids for North America north of Mexico and includes important information such as location and date of the aphid's first discovery, its biogeographic origin, and economically important North American hosts This information on aphid species is invaluable for plant quarantine inspectors, state and federal identifiers, invasive species specialists, and aphid systematists.
Technical Abstract: An update to the list of adventive aphids in North America north of Mexico is provided , including the location and date of first discovery, biogeographic origin, and economically important North American hosts for 24 previously unrecorded species. Additionally, we discuss aphids intercepted at United States ports of entry and identified by the Systematic Entomology Laboratory from 2000–2016.