Some representative palm pests: ecological and practical data

Beaudoin-Ollivier Laurence, Isidoro Nunzio, Jaques Josep A., Riolo Paolo, Kamal Mohamed, Rochat Didier. 2017. Some representative palm pests: ecological and practical data. In : Handbook of major palm pests: biology and management. Soroker Victoria (ed.), Colazza Stefano (ed.). Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 1-38. ISBN 978-1-119-05745-1

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Abstract : Palms are the food source for a variety of herbivores worldwide. All palm organs can be affected by pests: foliage, roots, flowers, fruit bunches, developing spear, and stems. The herbivores include mainly insects and Acari from different feeding guilds and taxa, in particular: defoliators (Lepidoptera, Orthoptera, and Phasmida), stipe borers (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, and Curculionidae), and sap feeders (Hemiptera). Pest profiles differ among regions and palm species. However, today, many species are found on all continents and new, accidentally introduced insect species have become invasive and a serious threat to palms. There are polyphagous species that can feed on fronds as adults, whereas others spend their entire developmental cycle on palms, with some specialist species living only in these trees. This chapter focuses on major insect pests associated with ornamental and cultivated palms. Their relative importance and distribution by climate and host species will be addressed. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Arecaceae, Plante ornementale, Ravageur des plantes, Lepidoptera, Orthoptera, Phasmida, Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Curculionidae, Taxonomie, Distribution géographique, adaptation aux changements climatiques, Identification, Cocos nucifera, Elaeis guineensis, Phoenix dactylifera

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Canaries (îles), Réunion, Afrique

Mots-clés libres : Palmiers, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, Paysandisia archon

Classification Agris : H10 - Pests of plants
F40 - Plant ecology

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 4 (2014-2018) - Santé des animaux et des plantes

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Beaudoin-Ollivier Laurence, CIRAD-BIOS-UPR Bioagresseurs : analyse et maîtrise du risque (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0003-4838-8318
  • Isidoro Nunzio, Marche Polytechnic University (ITA)
  • Jaques Josep A., Universitat Jaume (ESP)
  • Riolo Paolo, Marche Polytechnic University (ITA)
  • Kamal Mohamed, ARC (EGY)
  • Rochat Didier, IEES (FRA)

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