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1 June 2013 Intercepting Aliens: Insects and Mites on Budwood Imported to South Africa
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South Africa imports plant budwood (dormant cuttings for propagation) from various countries. Phytosanitary measures, including inspections at points of entry, are implemented to minimize the chance of a pest being introduced on the budwood. This study presents the inspections and interceptions of mites and insects on budwood imported to South Africa from 2004 to 2011. The study presents crops and countries from which South Africa imports budwood, and gives data on the type of imports more often infested with arthropods. Interceptions of insects and mites are reported, including interceptions of phytosanitary, economically important and nonphytophagous mites. The arthropod taxa intercepted are listed, and it is noted that the majority of interceptions are of mites, particularly of Eriophyoidea. These data are discussed in the context of quarantine and research.

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Davina L. Saccaggi and Welma Pieterse "Intercepting Aliens: Insects and Mites on Budwood Imported to South Africa," Journal of Economic Entomology 106(3), 1179-1189, (1 June 2013). https://doi.org/10.1603/EC12465
Received: 15 November 2012; Accepted: 29 March 2013; Published: 1 June 2013
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