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Occurrence of the Yellow-Spotted Stink Bug Erthesina fullo (Thunberg) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in Brazil, a Polyphagous Species from Asia

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Author(s):
Brugnera, Ricardo [1] ; Lima, Yan [2] ; Grazia, Jocelia [1] ; Schwertner, Cristiano Feldens [3]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Sul, Dept Zool, Grad Program Anim Biol, Campus Vale, BR-91501970 Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil
[2] Univ Catolica Santos, Dept Biol Conservat, Santos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biol, Grad Program Ecol & Evolut, Diadema, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Neotropical Entomology; NOV 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

In recent years, the management of invasive stink bugs (Pentatomidae) has been a challenge in many regions of the world, including the Neotropical, where four non-native species were detected in the last two decades. Species with invasive potential include the yellow-spotted stink bug, Erthesina fullo (Thunberg). It is polyphagous and is known to cause damages to fruit crops in Southeast Asia. Herein, we report for the first time the occurrence of E. fullo in Brazil (Santos, Sao Paulo). Nymphs and adults have been recorded nearby the Harbor of Santos since November 2020. A fifth instar nymph was collected and reared until adulthood. The insect was found feeding on Inga sp. leaves (Fabaceae), a plant restricted to the Neotropical Region. The detection of multiple specimens in Santos, plus their ability to feed on native and or on cultivated plants, may represent a threat to the Brazilian agribusiness and environment. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/09469-5 - Diversity and comparative phylogeography of the green-belly stink bugs Dichelops furcatus (Fabricius) and D. melacanthus (Dallas) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), emergent pests in the Neotropical: an integrative approach
Grantee:Cristiano Feldens Schwertner
Support type: Regular Research Grants