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11 April 2019 First Record of Membracis juncta (Walker) (Hemiptera: Membracidae) in Tibouchina candolleana (Mart. ex DC.) (Melastomataceae)
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Tibouchina candolleana (Mart. ex DC.) plants are used in urban reforestation in several cities because its height is compatible with power lines, as well as for its profuse flowering. However, it is susceptible to damage by several insects. Here we provide the first report of Membracis juncta (Walker) (Hemiptera: Membracidae) attacking T. candolleana plants in Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Eggs, nymphs, and adult insects of M. juncta were found apically, feeding on young, tender tissues. Their feeding resulted in necrosis on leaves.

Estela Rosana Durães Vieira, Sebastião Lourenço de Assis Júnior, Marcus Alvarenga Soares, Gleica Cândido Santos, Gabriel Alves Barroso, Thiago de Assis Tavares, and Luciana Monteiro Aguiar "First Record of Membracis juncta (Walker) (Hemiptera: Membracidae) in Tibouchina candolleana (Mart. ex DC.) (Melastomataceae)," Florida Entomologist 102(1), 275-277, (11 April 2019). https://doi.org/10.1653/024.102.0153
Published: 11 April 2019
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