Incidence of Fulmekiola serrata (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in South African sugarcane.

  title={Incidence of Fulmekiola serrata (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in South African sugarcane.},
  author={Mickael J. Way and Graeme W. Leslie and Malcolm G. Keeping and Avrashka. Govender},
During 2004 sugarcane thrips, Fulmekiola serrata Kobus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) was recorded for the first time damaging sugarcane in Umfolozi in the South African industry. The cause of this outbreak is unclear. In all likelihood elevated temperatures played a major role. Rolled sugarcane leaf spindles and curled leaf margins are inhabited. Minute brown and winged adults move erratically when exposed. Whitish-yellow immature stages have red eyes. Feeding activity may cause young leaf tips to… CONTINUE READING

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