Diagnostic Techniques for the Quarantine Pest, Nasonovia ribisnigri (Mosley) (Hemiptera: Aphididae)

Hsin-Ting Yeh, Chiun-Cheng Ko, Tung-Ching Hsu
2006 Formosan Entomol   unpublished
Nasonovia ribisnigri is the most notorious pest of outdoor lettuce in Europe. Direct feeding damage and virus transmission can cause serious yield reductions. Although N. ribisnigri is not an indigenous aphid species in Taiwan, it has recently been frequently recorded in the customs inspection of imported lettuce. The partial mtDNA COI region of N. ribisnigri was amplified with primers COI-F01/COI-R02 and sequenced (accession no.: DQ153169). The morphological characters of N. ribisnigri were
more » ... sured and described. These two diagnostic techniques were useful for identifying the quarantine pest, N. ribisnigri.