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Petrolina de Goiás, Brazil

A total of 30 species of Gymnetini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) are known from Argentina: Allorhina cornifrons (Gory & Percheron, 1833); Blaesia atra Burmeister, 1842; Blaesia subrugosa Moser, 1905; Desicastapurpurascens Schoch, 1898, dubious record; Gymnetis bajula (Olivier, 1789); Gymnetis bonplandi Schaum, 1844, new country record; Gymnetis bouvieri Bourgoin, 1912; Gymnetis bruchi Moser, 1910, new status (= Aemilius wagneri Le Moult, 1939, new synonymy); Gymnetis carbo (Schurhoff, 1937); Gymnetis chalcipes Gory & Percheron, 1833; Gymnetis cordobana (Schurhoff, 1937), new status; Gymnetisflavomarginata Blanchard, 1847; Gymnetisgoryi Janson, 1877, new status; Gymnetis hebraica (Drapiez, 1820), new country record; Gymnetis hepatica Di Iorio, new species; Gymnetis litigiosa Gory & Percheron, 1833, new status; Gymnetis pantherina Blanchard, 1842 (= Gymnetis meleagris Burmeister, 1842, = Paragymnetis rubrocincta Schurhoff, 1937, new synonymy), new country record; Gymnetispudibunda Burmeister, 1866; Gymnetis schistacea Burmeister, 1847, new status; Gymnetis undata (Olivier, 1789); Heterocotinis semiopaca (Moser, 1907); Hologymnetis sp. (= Gymnetis rubida, not Gory & Percheron, 1833); Hoplopyga albiventris (Gory & Percheron, 1833); Hoplopyga brasiliensis (Gory & Percheron, 1833); Hoplopyga liturata (Olivier, 1789); Hoplopygothrix atropurpurea (Schaum, 1841), new country record; Marmarina insculpta (Kirby, 1819), new status, new country record; Marmarina tigrina (Gory & Percheron, 1833), (= Maculinetis litorea Schurhoff, 1937, new synonymy); Neocorvicoana reticulata (Kirby, 1819); Neocorvicoana tricolor (Schurhoff, 1933). Marmarina argentina Moser, 1917 is considered a nomen dubium until a redescription and illustration of the type specimen facilitates the proper identification of this species. The following type specimens were examined: Blaesia atra Burmeister, 1842 (holotype); Gymnetis alauda Burmeister, 1842 (holotype, = G pantherina); G. bruchi (lectotype, here designated); G dysoni Schaum, 1844 (paralectotype); G. meleagris Burmeister, 1842 (paralectotype, = G pantherina); G perplexa Burmeister, 1842 (holotype, = G bajula); G pudibunda (holotype); G pudibunda porteri Dallas, 1930 (holotype, = G pudibunda); G punctipennis Burmeister, 1844 (paralectotype); G. strobeli Burmeister, 1866 (holotype, = Marmarina tigrina); G. platensis Brethes, 1925 (holotype, = Heterocotinis semiopaca), G platensis tandilensis Brethes, 1925 (holotype, = H. semiopaca); Coelocratus rufipennis (Gory & Percheron, 1833) (lectotype, here designated); Trigonopeltastes geometricus Schaum in Burmeister & Schaum, 1841 (lectotype, here designated). Four species are endemic to Argentina (G bouvieri, G bruchi, G cordobana, and G pudibunda), but records of these species might be expected in the Bolivian and Paraguayan Chaco, as well as in Uruguay. Male parameres, armature of the internal sac of the aedeagus, and the general aspects of adults are presented. An additional six species of Cetoniinae bring the total number in Argentina to 36 species: Euphoria lurida (Fabricius, 1775) (Cetoniini); Cyclidius elongatus (Olivier, 1789) (Cremastocheilini); and Inca bonplandi (Gyllenhall, 1817), Inca clathrata clathrata (Olivier, 1792), Incapulverulenta (Olivier, 1789), and Trigonopeltastes triangulus (Kirby, 1819) (Trichiini). New records in adjacent countries are four species for Bolivia from a total of 18, 17 of 24 for Paraguay, and two of 10 for Uruguay; 25 species are shared between Argentina and Brazil (three are new records for Brazil). Copyright © 2013 Magnolia Press.


Melo J.W.S.,University of Pernambuco | Lima D.B.,University of Pernambuco | Pallini A.,Federal University of Vicosa | Oliveira J.E.M.,Entomologia | Gondim Jr. M.G.C.,University of Pernambuco
Experimental and Applied Acarology | Year: 2011

The phytophagous mite Aceria guerreronis Keifer is an important pest of coconut worldwide. A promising method of control for this pest is the use of predatory mites. Neoseiulus baraki (Athias-Henriot) and Proctolaelaps bickleyi Bram are predatory mites found in association with A. guerreronis in the field. To understand how these predators respond to olfactory cues from A. guerreronis and its host plant, the foraging behavior of the predatory mites was investigated in a Y-tube olfactometer and on T-shaped arenas. The predators were subjected to choose in an olfactometer: (1) isolated parts (leaflet, spikelet or fruit) of infested coconut plant or clean air stream; (2) isolated parts of non-infested or infested coconut plant; and (3) two different plant parts previously shown to be attractive. Using T-shaped arenas the predators were offered all possible binary combinations of discs of coconut fruit epidermis infested with A. guerreronis, non-infested discs or coconut pollen. The results showed that both predators were preferred (the volatile cues from) the infested plant parts over clean air. When subjected to odours from different infested or non-infested plant parts, predators preferred the infested parts. Among the infested plant parts, the spikelets induced the greatest attraction to predators. On the arenas, both predators preferred discs of coconut fruits infested with A. guerreronis over every other alternative. The results show that both predators are able to locate A. guerreronis by olfactory stimuli. Foraging strategies and implications for biological control are discussed. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.


Camara Coelho L.I.,Gerencia de Leishmanioses | Paes M.,Gerencia de Leishmanioses | Guerra J.A.,Gerencia de Leishmanioses | Barbosa M.D.G.,Entomologia | Coelho C.,Federal University of Amazonas
Parasitology Research | Year: 2011

In the State of Amazonas, American tegumentary leishmaniasis is endemic and presents a wide spectrum of clinical variability due to the large diversity of circulating species in the region. Isolates from patients in Manaus and its metropolitan region were characterized using monoclonal antibodies and isoenzymes belonging to four species of the parasite: Leishmania (Viannia) guyanensis, 73% (153/ 209); Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis, 14% (30/209); Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis, 8% (17/209); and Leishmania (Viannia) naiffii, 4% (9/209). The most prevalent species was L. (V.) guyanensis. The principal finding of this study was the important quantity of infections involving more than one parasite species, representing 14% (29/209) of the total. The findings obtained in this work regarding the parasite are further highlighted by the fact that these isolates were obtained from clinical samples collected from single lesions. © The Author(s) 2010.


News Article | March 17, 2015
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Melo J.W.S.,University of Pernambuco | Domingos C.A.,University of Pernambuco | Pallini A.,Federal University of Santa Catarina | Oliveira J.E.M.,Entomologia | Gondim Jr. M.G.C.,University of Pernambuco
HortScience | Year: 2012

Worldwide, there remains a reliance on repeated chemical applications as a control strategy for the coconut mite, but these are impractical, not economical, and environmentally hazardous. In this study, the damage severity of Aceria guerreronis on coconut fruits was studied under different conditions to investigate the effects of bunch management on the amount of damage to newly produced bunches. The damage was evaluated using a diagrammatic scale under four different conditions: 1) plants with bunches removed; 2) bunches with the distal portion of the spikelet removed; 3) bunches sprayed monthly with abamectin (9 g a.i./ha); and 4) control plants. For each treatment, two fruits from bunches 1 to 6 (counted from the last open inflorescence) from 10 plants were randomly collected every month for 4months. The removal of the distal portion of the spikelets had no effect on the damage level of new bunches but delayed the damage severity by ≈1 month. After the removal of all of the bunches, the damage severity was restored within 2 months to the newly produced bunches, whereas the chemical control with abamectin kept the A. guerreronis damage intensity at a low level. Thus, the removal of bunches or the distal portion of spikelets is not an effective practice for the control of A. guerreronis in areas with high levels of infestation.

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