Discovery of the South American rice miner (Diptera: Ephydridae) in southeastern United States

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2006
Authors:W. N. Mathis, Castro, B. A., Way, M. O., Zatwarnicki, T.
Journal:Annals of the Entomological Society of America
Date Published:November
Type of Article:Article
ISBN Number:0013-8746
Accession Number:ZOOREC:ZOOR14304022229
Keywords:Animals and man, Damage caused by animals, Damage to, hosts, Hydrellia wirthi - Korytkowski 1982 (Ephydridae): [Parasite, Hydrellia wirthi [Damage to crops / / ] [Plant hosts / Oryza sativa /, Land zones, Louisiana &, Nearctic region, New, New geographical records, North America, Parasites diseases and disorders, record]., systematics, systematics & pest status, Texas] [Louisiana / / ] [Texas / / ]., USA, vegetation

The South American rice miner, Hydrellia wirthi Korytkowski (Diptera: Ephydridae), a recently discovered, invasive pest of rice, Oryza sativa L., is reported from southeastern United States (Louisiana and Texas). A detailed description and diagnosis with illustrations and photographs are provided to facilitate identification, along with descriptions of its damage as a miner in rice whorls, stems, and leaves. The localities where this invasive species has been found in Louisiana and Texas are provided.

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