Integrated Control of Citrus Pests in the Mediterranean Region

Gracillariidae, Yponomeutidae and Pyralidae

Author(s): Yael Argov and Uri Gerson

Pp: 223-230 (8)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805294311201010223

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Four species of moths are harmful to citrus in the Mediterranean Region. They are assigned to the families Gracillariidae (Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton), Yponomeutidae (Prays citri Milliere) and Pyralidae [Cryptoblabes gnidiella Milliere and Ectomyelois ceratoniae (Zeller)]. The first two are direct pests, whereas the others inhabit and damage citrus only when attracted there by mealybug honeydew. A key to the identification of the three families and to the larval stages of the 4 species are provided. Diagnostic characters, life history data, economic damage and management recommendations are provided for each species.

Keywords: Citriculture, Mediterranean Region, citrus leafminer, citrus flower moth, honeydew moth, catab moth damage, control

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