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18 December 2019 The First Detection of Metamasius hemipterus (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Coastal Mississippi, USA
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Specimens of Metamasius hemipterus (L.) were collected from a nursery in coastal Mississippi during invasive insect pest monitoring by the Mississippi State University Invasive Insect Trapping Team. Specimens were collected during a USDA CAPS palm commodity survey occurring at nurseries and natural areas across the southern half of the state. Within the United States, Metamasius hemipterus is recognized as a pest of sugarcanes, bananas, and palms in Florida. It is also a pest in a variety of economically important fruits in its native range in the Antilles, Central, and South America. It has been implicated as a minor vector of red ring disease in palm, caused by the nematode Bursaphelenchus cocophilus (Cobb). This exotic insect poses a threat to the horticulture industry in Mississippi by vectoring pathogens injurious to palms and damaging other horticultural products.

M. J. Thorn, J. L. Seltzer, A. G. Hendon, BeverLy Keasler, and J. G. Hill "The First Detection of Metamasius hemipterus (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Coastal Mississippi, USA," Transactions of the American Entomological Society 145(3), 407-412, (18 December 2019). https://doi.org/10.3157/061.145.0304
Published: 18 December 2019
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