Spittlebug Cephisus siccifolius damaging eucalypt plants in the State of Bahia, Brazil

Genésio Tâmara Ribeiro, Marcelo da Costa Mendonça, João Basílio de Mesquita, José Cola Zanuncio, Gervásio Silva Carvalho
2005 Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira  
Most common pests of eucalyptus plants in Brazil are leaf cutting ants and defoliating caterpillars. Other groups, eventually, feeding on eucalyptus include Heteroptera and cicadas. The objectives of this work were to identify and to describe attack symptoms of Cephisus siccifolius (Walker 1851) (Hemiptera: Aphrophoridae) on eucalyptus trees in a stand of 25.77 hectares in the State of Bahia, Brazil, where 99.3% of them were attacked by this spittlebug. Damage was more severe on branches and
more » ... on branches and leaves. Tree death was, relatively, low while those cut showed 4.7 colonies of this spittlebug with 21.9 nymphs per colony. Cultural control with the removal of trees attacked was recommended.
doi:10.1590/s0100-204x2005000700015 fatcat:h2iyz3gwizhe3jaygswhnsr3ve