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      Identificação de plantas hospedeiras da broca do abacate, Stenoma catenifer Walsingham (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae) no Rio Grande do Sul Translated title: Identification of host plants of the avocado borer, Stenoma catenifer Walsingham (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae) in Rio Grande do Sul


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          Frutos de Nectandra megapotamica Mez e de Cinnamomum camphora (L.) (Lauraceae) foram coletados no Rio Grande do Sul, em 2004. Nove espécies pertencentes a cinco famílias de insetos foram coletadas: duas espécies de Drosophila (Diptera: Drosophilidae), seis espécies de Coleoptera: Heilipus sp. e Conotrachelus sp. (Curculionidae), Hypothenemus sp. (Scolytidae) e três espécies de Carpophilus (Nitidulidae), e uma de Lepidoptera (Elachistidae). Os espécimes pertencentes à família Elachistidae foram identificados como Stenoma catenifer Walsingham, a broca do abacate. S. catenifer emergiu do início de abril até meados de maio. A infestação nos frutos foi baixa. Duas novas plantas hospedeiras dessa praga foram identificadas.

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          Fruits of Nectandra megapotamica Mez and Cinnamomum camphora (L.) (Lauraceae) were collected in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 2004. Species of five families of insects were found inside the fruits: two fly species (Diptera: Drosophilidae: Drosophila spp.), six beetle species, Heilipus sp., Conotrachelus sp. (Curculionidae), Hypothenemus sp. (Scolytidae) and three species of Carpophilus (Nitidulidae), and moths (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae). The moth especimes were identified as Stenoma catenifer Walsingham, the avocado borer. The occurrence of the moth was predominant from early April until middle May. The natural larval infestation level was low. Two new host plant of the pest were identified.

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            The avocado fruit borer, Stenoma catenifer (wals.) (Lepidoptera: elachistidae): egg and damage distribution and parasitism

            The avocado fruit borer, Stenoma catenifer (Wals.) has been a limiting factor in growing avocados over the last years in many Brazilian states. This is a result of the lack of safe and feasible management practices to minimize the fruit borer damage. The aim of this study was to obtain information on the pest biology and ecology as well as on the role of natural enemies to define strategies to control the pest. Samples were taken biweekly and consisted of 20 fruits collected randomly (10 from the upper half and 10 from the lower half of the plant) in ten plants, cv. Margarida, in a commercial avocado grove in Arapongas and Cambé regions, PR, from October/2001 to September/2002. Laboratory determinations of the percentage of damaged fruit per plant region, location and number of bored fruit sites, and the number and location of the fruit borer eggs, including parasitized ones, were performed. The results showed that S. catenifer preferred to oviposit and attack fruits located on the upper half of the trees. The majority of the eggs were laid on the fruit pedicel whereas the damage was mainly located on the lower half of the fruits. Trichogrammatids were the most constant and abundant parasitoids found in both localities throughout the study period.
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              XIII. Olethreutidae, Tortricidae, Phaloniidae, Aegerilidae, Gliphipterygidae, Yponomeutidae, gelechiidae, oecophoridae, Xylorictidae, Lithocolletidae, Gesidoseidae, Ridiaschinidae, Acrolophidae, Tineidae et Psychidae da Zona Sueste do Rio Grande do Sul


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                Neotropical Entomology
                Neotrop. entomol.
                Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil (Londrina, PR, Brazil )
                June 2008
                : 37
                : 3
                : 342-344
                [01] Santa Maria RS orgnameUniv. Federal de Santa Maria orgdiv1Centro de Ciências Rurais
                S1519-566X2008000300016 S1519-566X(08)03700316

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