Laboratory Rearing of Bagrada hilaris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) under Quarantine Conditions in Florida, USA

Morgan G. Pinkerton, Sage M. Thompson, Amanda C. Hodges, Norman C. Leppla, John C. Palumbo

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Abstract

Summary There is a risk that Bagrada hilaris will be transported from the southwestern USA and establish in Florida where it could infest Brassica crops. Therefore, new rearing methods were developed to maintain a colony of B. hilaris under quarantine conditions to conduct research on the potential for this pest to become established in Florida. Dental wicks, cotton balls, and Kimwipes™ were evaluated as artificial oviposition substrates. Cotton balls were the preferred oviposition substrate by B. hilaris.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-403
Number of pages3
JournalFlorida Entomologist
Volume103
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2020

Keywords

  • insect rearing
  • oviposition substrates
  • risk assessment
  • stink bug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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