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

@article{Takano2014SuitabilityOF,
  title={Suitability of four palm species for the development of the invasive pest Brontispa longissima (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in the field},
  author={S. Takano and K. Takasu and T. Fushimi and R. Ichiki and S. Nakamura},
  journal={Entomological Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={17}
}
  • S. Takano, K. Takasu, +2 authors S. Nakamura
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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