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Title: Fortuitous establishment of Ageniaspis citricola (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) in Jamaica on the citrus leafminer (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae)

Abstract

These data indicate that the population of A. citricola in Jamaica probably originated from the Australian (Thailand), rather than from the Taiwan, population. This is consistent with what is currently known about the origin of the established Ageniaspis population in Florida (Alvarez 2000). It is not known when, or how, A. citricola arrived in Jamaica, although the CLM was detected there in 1994. The fortuitous establishment of A. citricolaon the CLM in Jamaica is not the only such establishment of a natural enemy discovered during this 2004 survey of citrus. The parasitoid Lipolexis oregmae Gahan (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae) was found attacking the brown citrus aphid, Toxoptera citricida Kirkaldy (Hemiptera: Aphididae) (Hoy et al., unpublished data), and the eulophid parasitoid Tamarixia radiata Waterston was found attacking the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae). The fact that 3 natural enemies of 3 invasive citrus pests were found in Jamaica, none of which were purposefully imported and released, suggests that pest-infested citrus trees were imported into Jamaica without going through appropriate quarantine procedures. Because each pest arrived at different times, the parasitoids probably arrived at different times, as well. This indicates that an analysis is needed to identify the critical control pointsmore » within those services in Jamaica that support border protection, and that procedures may require strengthening. (author)« less

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Entomology and Nematology, P.O. Box 110620, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0620 (United States)
  2. Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), 2 Belmopan Close, UWI Mona Campus, Kingston 7 (Jamaica)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20942940
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Florida Entomologist; Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); DOI: 10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[271:FEOACH]2.0.CO;2; Refs, 1 tab
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; APHIDS; CITRUS; FLORIDA; HYMENOPTERA; JAMAICA; LEPIDOPTERA; PEST CONTROL; QUARANTINE; TAIWAN; TREES

Citation Formats

Hoy, M.A., Jeyaprakash, A., and Clarke-Harris, D. Fortuitous establishment of Ageniaspis citricola (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) in Jamaica on the citrus leafminer (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[271:FEOACH]2.0.CO;2; REFS, 1 TAB.
Hoy, M.A., Jeyaprakash, A., & Clarke-Harris, D. Fortuitous establishment of Ageniaspis citricola (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) in Jamaica on the citrus leafminer (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). United States. doi:10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[271:FEOACH]2.0.CO;2; REFS, 1 TAB.
Hoy, M.A., Jeyaprakash, A., and Clarke-Harris, D. Thu . "Fortuitous establishment of Ageniaspis citricola (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) in Jamaica on the citrus leafminer (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae)". United States. doi:10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[271:FEOACH]2.0.CO;2; REFS, 1 TAB.
@article{osti_20942940,
title = {Fortuitous establishment of Ageniaspis citricola (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) in Jamaica on the citrus leafminer (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae)},
author = {Hoy, M.A. and Jeyaprakash, A. and Clarke-Harris, D.},
abstractNote = {These data indicate that the population of A. citricola in Jamaica probably originated from the Australian (Thailand), rather than from the Taiwan, population. This is consistent with what is currently known about the origin of the established Ageniaspis population in Florida (Alvarez 2000). It is not known when, or how, A. citricola arrived in Jamaica, although the CLM was detected there in 1994. The fortuitous establishment of A. citricolaon the CLM in Jamaica is not the only such establishment of a natural enemy discovered during this 2004 survey of citrus. The parasitoid Lipolexis oregmae Gahan (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae) was found attacking the brown citrus aphid, Toxoptera citricida Kirkaldy (Hemiptera: Aphididae) (Hoy et al., unpublished data), and the eulophid parasitoid Tamarixia radiata Waterston was found attacking the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae). The fact that 3 natural enemies of 3 invasive citrus pests were found in Jamaica, none of which were purposefully imported and released, suggests that pest-infested citrus trees were imported into Jamaica without going through appropriate quarantine procedures. Because each pest arrived at different times, the parasitoids probably arrived at different times, as well. This indicates that an analysis is needed to identify the critical control points within those services in Jamaica that support border protection, and that procedures may require strengthening. (author)},
doi = {10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[271:FEOACH]2.0.CO;2; REFS, 1 TAB},
journal = {Florida Entomologist},
number = 1,
volume = 90,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}