MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
First reports of the invasive pest Bermudagrass Stem Maggot, Atherigona reversura Villeneuve, 1936 (Diptera: Muscidae) in South America
DUFEK, MATÍAS I.; PATITUCCI, LUCIANO DAMIÁN; MULIERI, PABLO RICARDO
Año: 2016 vol. 12 p. 1 - 1
This study presents the first occurrence of Atherigona reversura in South America. This muscid, commonly known as shoot-fly, is a significant pest of cereal crops throughout the Old World tropics and subtropics. Several specimens were collected during various months in 2014 and 2015. These new records are dispersed in a wide geographical area of temperate and subtropical regions of eastern Argentina. The main host of A. reversura, the exotic bermudagrass Cynodon dactylon, is considered a pest and is widely distributed in South America.