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|Title:||Introduced sap-feeding insect pests of crop plants in the Maltese Islands|
Watson, Gillian W.
|Keywords:||Insect pests -- Malta|
Hemiptera -- Malta
Thrips -- Malta
Scale insects -- Malta
|Publisher:||The Central Mediterranean Naturalist|
|Citation:||Mifsud, D., Watson, G. W. (1999). Introduced sap-feeding insect pests of crop plants in the Maltese Islands. The Central Mediterranean Naturalist, 3(1), 29-34.|
|Abstract:||Sap-feeding insects within Hemiptera and Thysanoptera are some of the most important crop pests world-wide. Apart from the loss of yield they cause by sap depletion, saliva toxicity and soiling of the leaves, some species transmit serious plant virus diseases. Important sap-feeding species that have been introduced to the Maltese Islands include the whitefly Bemisia tabaci; the scale insects Pseudo coccus !ongispinus, Planococcus citri and lcerya purchasi; the aphids Aphis gossypii, Aphis spiraecola, Myzus persicae and Viteus viti/oliae; and the thrips Frankliniella occidentalis and Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis. For each of these pests information is provided on area of origin, present distribution, host-plant range and virus disease transmission. Control strategies undertaken in the Maltese Islands are described where relevant. Some general considerations on quarantine measures are discussed.|
|Appears in Collections:||CMN, Volume 3, Part 1|
CMN, Volume 3, Part 1
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