Suitability of four palm species for the development of the invasive pest Brontispa longissima (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in the field

  title={Suitability of four palm species for the development of the invasive pest Brontispa longissima (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in the field},
  author={Shun-ichiro Takano and Keiji Takasu and Tsutomu Fushimi and Ryoko T. Ichiki and Satoshi Nakamura},
  journal={Entomological Science},
The coconut hispine beetle Brontispa longissima (Gestro) supposedly originated in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It is a serious invasive pest of the coconut palm Cocos nucifera L. in Southeast and East Asia. In Japan, it has established itself using Satakentia liukiuensis (Hatushima) H.E. Moore as a main host on Ishigaki and Iriomote Islands where C. nucifera is rare. To assess the probability of further establishment of B. longissima in novel habitats where C. nucifera and S. liukiuensis are… 


An invasive pest Brontispa longissima (Gestro) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) attacks an endemic palm in the Yaeyama Islands, Japan.
It is shown that B. longissima is common and attacks the endemic palm S. liukiuensis as a main host in the Yaeyama Islands where C. nucifera is very rare.
Suitability of potential host plants in Japan for immature development of the coconut hispine beetle, Brontispa longissima (Gestro) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
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Cold tolerance of the coconut hispine beetle, Brontispa longissima (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Japan
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