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Citrus Variegated Chlorosis (CVC)

Management of Citrus Variegated Chlorosis (CVC): survey of potential vectors (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in citrus agroecosystems of NW and NE Argentina and selection of egg parasitoids as potential biological control agents.   At present, Argentina citrus industry is experiencing comercial limitations by international markets due to sanitary and envrironmental limitations for …

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Harrisia Cactus Mealybug

 Hypogeococcus pungens Granara de Willink (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) is a serious pest of endemic columnar cacti in Puerto Rico and a threat to native cacti in many Caribbean islands. Its host range includes Amaranthaceae, Cactaceae and Portulacaceae species.

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Invasive Ants

Ants are among the most diverse and successful organisms in terrestrial ecosystems. However, some species have become the worst invasive alien species and/or pest of the world. Increasing global commerce has facilitated their distribution to compatible habitats throughout the world. Interestingly, most of their invasions have originated from La Plata …

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