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Authors Magallon-Servin, P., M. Lopez-Vela, M. Pedraza-Mirafuentes and R. Servin-Villegas
Title Ferrisia dasylirii (Cockerell, 1896), a Potential Pest of Commercial Plantations of Salicornia bigelovii (Torr.) at Baja California Sur, Mexico
Source Southwestern Entomologist
Author Keywords hemiptera pseudococcidae mealybugs hemiptera oilseed halophyte
Abstract The mealybug Ferrisia dasylirii (Cockerell), found for the first time in the salt-tolerant plant Salicornia bigelovii (Torr.), previously was identified by Cockerel! (1896) as Dactylopius dasylirli because it is naturally found in Dasylirion wheeleri, a wild plant known as "sotol" in the Asparagaceae family, and is native to arid zones in the states of Chihuahua and Sonora in northern Mexico. The polyphagous insect was found in 47 genera of plants in 29 families. However, because of its adaptive capacity derived from genetic plasticity, F. dasylirii fed and reproduced in 10% of S. bigelovii in an area adjacent to a multi-trophic shrimp-rearing farm as part of a wetland constructed for phytoremediation at Baja California Sur, Mexico. S. bigelovii is of economic interest for use in gourmet cuisine, industry, and soil remediation in deteriorated environments not suitable for conventional agriculture, a problem in arid and semi-arid regions. The plant also has great potential use in integrated marine aquaculture systems. Strategies for possible-plague management based on good practices should be established, especially when the plant is intended for human consumption.
Author Address [Magallon-Servin, Paola; Lopez-Vela, Melissa; Pedraza-Mirafuentes, Meztli; Servin-Villegas, Rosalia] Ctr Invest Biol Noroeste, SC Av Inst Politecn Nacl 195, La Paz 23096, Bcs, Mexico. Servin-Villegas, R (reprint author), Ctr Invest Biol Noroeste, SC Av Inst Politecn Nacl 195, La Paz 23096, Bcs, Mexico. rservin04@cibnor.mx
ISSN 0147-1724
ISBN 0147-1724
29-Character Source Abbreviation Southw. Entomol.
Publication Date Dec
Year Published 2019
Volume 44
Issue 4
Beginning Page 861-866
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.3958/059.044.0413
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000509988400005
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