Takumasa Kondo

Takumasa Kondo
Agrosavia · Department of Entomology

BSc (Agricultural Science), MS, PhD
I am currently working on the IPM of fruit pests. Also working on the description of new species of scale insects pests.

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Introduction
I work on the integrated pest management (IPM) of insect and mite pests of tropical fruit crops at the Colombian Agricultural Research Corporation (Agrosavia).
Additional affiliations
January 2008 - present
Agrosavia
Position
  • Entomologist
Description
  • I work on the integrated pest management (IPM) of insect and mite pests of tropical fruit crops at the Colombian Agricultural Research Corporation AGROSAVIA (formerly Corpoica).
April 2003 - December 2007
University of California, Davis
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
March 1997 - May 2003
Auburn University
Field of study
  • Entomology
March 1994 - March 1996
Tokyo University of Agriculture (Japan)
Field of study
  • International Agricultural Development (with emphasis in Entomology)
March 1992 - March 1993
Michigan State University
Field of study
  • Entomology

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Publications (220)
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Maize ( Zea mays L.), which is considered an important cereal everywhere, is widely cultivated in different agroecological conditions. Throughout their phenological stages, maize crops are attacked by pests and diseases, and in Ecuador these phytosanitary problems are usually counteracted with applications of pesticides. However, knowledge of benef...
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During a study carried out to determine the prevalence of mealybugs in pineapple (Ananas comosus) orchards conducted in the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, the parasitoid wasp Hambletonia pseudococcina Compere, 1936 (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) and the predatory fly Pseudiastata sp. (Diptera: Drosophilidae) were found in association with the...
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The first step towards any pest management strategy is the correct identification of the insect. Only a handful of scale insects may be identified with any degree of confidence by studying only their appearance in life (e.g., colour, shape, patterns of wax on the cuticle), host plant identity or the position of the infestation. Traditional identifi...
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The list below reports all scale species documented as pests, numbering 642 species in 28 families. Information was gathered mainly from the scale insect database, ScaleNet, and Google Scholar. These pest species constitute 7.6% of the 8,373 extant species. They are listed in alphabetical order by family and species. Many scale insect species are c...
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All insects play an important role in the natural environment; however, human activities like cultivation of agricultural crops in monoculture over large areas create ideal conditions for the proliferation of some phytophagous insects. The term “pest” is completely anthropocentric, being defined as any organism that has a harmful impact on humans,...
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In Ecuador, agriculture is an important economic activity. Crops are grown mainly in the regions of the continental area: Amazon, Andes and Coast. We conducted this study to elaborate a compendium about the diversity of parasitoids of agricultural insect pests and to estimate the trend of biocontrol by the use of these natural enemies. Approximatel...
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Background The insect vector of Huanglongbing, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, 1908 (Hemiptera: Lividae) was detected in Ecuador in 2013 and its main parasitoid Tamarixia radiata (Waterston, 1922) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) was reported for the first time in 2017. In the citrus production region of Manabí province, Ecuador, D . citri and T . radiata were...
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The obscure mealybug Pseudococcus viburni (Signoret) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) is recorded for the first time from Colombia based on specimens collected on Opuntia cylindrica (Lam.) DC., Mammillaria sp. (Cactaceae), Escallonia paniculata (Ruiz & Pav.), Roem. & Schult. (Escalloniaceae), Ficus carica L. (Moraceae), Coffea arabica L. (Rubiaceae), Ci...
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Novius cardinalis is now the new name for the vedalia beetle, Rodolia cardinalis The vedalia beetle, Rodolia cardinalis (Mulsant) the voracious predator of Icerya purchasi Maskell and the most common example of classical biological control cited in entomology textbooks (e.g., Gullan & Cranston 2014; Johnson, & Triplehorn 2005) was formally transfe...
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Pineapple mealybug wilt has been reported as one of the most important diseases affecting pineapple crops worldwide. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of mealybugs associated with two agroclimatic zones of pineapple production in the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The survey was conducted in the upper (Dagua, Restrepo, La Cumbr...
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El aguacate es uno de los frutales en los que Colombia puede ganar mayor participación en escenarios nacionales e internacionales, siempre que logre desarrollar un producto competitivo con garantías de oferta sostenible. Este fruto ha tenido una progresiva aceptación en todos los mercados a nivel mundial, pues actualmente es considerado como uno de...
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The Neotropical scale insect genus Ripersiella Tinsley (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Rhizoecidae) was investigated, based on soil samples deposited at the Hungarian Natural History Museum. Description and illustration of a new species, Ripersiella incarum Kaydan & Szita sp. n., and an identification key and new additional locality records for the curren...
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Sampling techniques for Diaphorina citri. In-situ method to increase Tamarixia radiata. Preliminary method to detect suspect plants with HLB in field conditions.
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‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ (CLas) is an unculturable phloem-restricted α-proteobacterium associated with huanglongbing (HLB). Here, we provide the genome sequence of CLas strain CoFLP1 from its insect vector Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) collected in the department of La Guajira, Colombia. The strain CoFLP1 is composed of 1,231,63...
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Un componente fundamental sin el cual no se hubieran podido presentar los resultados generados radicó, principalmente, en las alianzas estratégicas institucionales entre la Gobernación del Tolima, la Universidad del Tolima, Agrosavia y el gremio citricultor, a partir de las cuales se integraron fortalezas científicas, tecnológicas y económicas, así...
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Insects are indispensable actors within global agri-food systems and ensure the delivery of myriad ecosystem services. A progressive decline in insect numbers — as inflicted by habitat loss, pollution or intensive agriculture — can jeopardize a sustained provisioning of those services. Though we routinely disregard how insects help meet multiple su...
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1. Citrus 2. Cultivo 3. Anatomía de la planta 4. Propagación de plantas 5. Germinación de las semillas 6. Manejo del suelo 7. Nutrición de las plantas 8. Plagas de plantas 9. Enfermedades de las plantas 10. Análisis económico
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El presente libro recoge los desarrollos más relevantes a nivel mundial, de las experiencias de la Corporación colombiana de investigación agropecuaria y el trabajo de décadas de los coautores nacionales e internacionales que hacen parte del mismo. La información consignada representa una extensa búsqueda bibliográfica y su intención es proporciona...
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The occurrence of an African soft scale Hemilecanium theobromae Newstead (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) in India is reported for the first time. The scale was collected on phylloclades of Euphorbia caerulescens Haw. (family Euphorbiaceae) growing in rocky hills of Kailasagiri village, Chintamani Taluk, Chikkaballapur district in the state of Ka...
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Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is a high-yielding annual crop primarily grown for fiber, seeds, and oil. Due to the phytochemical composition of hemp, there has been an increased interest in the market for nutraceuticals and dietary supplements for human health. Recent omics analysis has led to the elucidation of hemp candidate genes involved...
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The history of biological control of agricultural pests in Colombia dates back to 1880. The first documented cases include both classical biocontrol and the use of biopesticides against insect pests. The need to protect four national production systems of great economic importance (oil palm, sugarcane, coffee and greenhouse flowers and vegetables c...
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This book contains 32 chapters focusing on the biological control of many invasive pests, diseases and weeds and ensuring a healthy and sustainable food supply in various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The rich history of biological control in the region is documented and steps for the future success of the biological control of inva...
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In Colombia there are reported about 250 species of scale insects in 14 families (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha). There is a high endemism with 56 species (23%) only known from this country. In the last 20 years, 27 new species have been described, equivalent to approximately 1.4 new species of scale insects described each year in the last 20 years. After...
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The guava cottony scale, Capulinia linarosae Kondo & Gullan (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae), is an important pest of guava, Psidium guajava L. (Myrtaceae) in northern Colombia and Venezuela. A species of Metaphycus (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) is the only known primary parasitoid associated with this insect pest. The parasitoid is herein described as M. mar...
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La presente publicación recopila resultados de investigaciones previamente desarrolladas por la Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria – AGROSAVIA, dirigidos a los productores y extensionistas agropecuarios, con el objetivo de aportar al cambio técnico en el sistema productivo de los cítricos. La cartilla hace parte de los entregables...
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En el departamento del Valle del Cauca, los cítricos representan un cultivo de importancia económica para pequeños y medianos productores, con una participación notable en la producción de naranjas y limas ácidas (Tahití y Pajarito). La investigación de Agrosavia en el cultivo ha generado ofertas tecnológicas referidas a la conservación y producció...
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Neotropical species of the scale insect genus Rhizoecus Künckel d’Herculais (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Rhizoecidae) found in soil sample material of the Hungarian Natural History Museum were studied. Two new Rhizoecus species, Rhizoecus kontschani Kaydan and Konczné Benedicty sp. n., and Rhizoecus granaradewillinkae Kaydan and Szita sp. n., are descr...
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Neotropical species of the scale insect genus Rhizoecus Künckel d’Herculais (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Rhizoecidae) found in soil sample material of the Hungarian Natural History Museum were studied. Two new Rhizoecus species, Rhizoecus kontschani Kaydan and Konczné Benedicty sp. n., and Rhizoecus granaradewillinkae Kaydan and Szita sp. n., are descr...
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The Southeast Asian soft scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) associated with ants of the Crematogaster borneensis-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and living in the hollow stems of Macaranga plants (Euphorbiaceae) are revised taxonomically. Ten species of the genus Coccus L. are recognised: seven were described previously and three new...
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The effect of predation by the little fire ant Wasmannia auropuntacta (Roger) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on Asian citrus psyllid Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae) kept under experimental conditions for the breeding of the parasitoid Tamarixia radiata (Waterston) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) was evaluated. An experiment was carried out usi...
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Resumen. El presente capítulo compila el conocimiento actual sobre el uso de depredadores para el control biológico de insectos plaga en Colombia. Inicialmente se presenta un resumen del contexto histórico sobre el uso de diferentes especies de artrópodos con este fin, en especial, ácaros Phytoseiidae e insectos depredadores de varios órdenes (Cole...
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Resumen: En este capítulo se presenta la historia de uso de parasitoides para el control biológico de plagas en Colombia con estudios de casos, cubriendo especies de parasitoides nativos y su conservación; control biológico inundativo o inoculativo con liberaciones repetidas de parasitoides himenópteros y dípteros en caña de azúcar y cultivos trans...
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Resumen: En este capítulo se discuten los efectos de la variabilidad del clima y el cambio climático en la producción de alimentos, la seguridad alimentaria, el uso de pesticidas, las poblaciones de insectos plaga y su control biológico en los sistemas de producción. El análisis se enfoca en los efectos de cambio climático sobre la agricultura, par...
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Cryptes utzoni Lin, Kondo & Cook sp. n. (Hemiptera: Coccidae) is described based on adult female morphology and DNA sequences from mitochondrial and nuclear loci. This Australian endemic species was found on the stem of Acacia aneura (Fabaceae) in Western Australia. All phylogenetic analyses of three independent DNA loci show that C. utzoni is clos...
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El objetivo final de un producto de biocontrol es su comercialización y uso por parte de los agricultores. El desarrollo y la puesta en el mercado de un nuevo producto es un proceso complejo que debe ser manejado de forma estructurada; en este proceso, los desarrolladores de bioplaguicidas deben integrar toda la cadena, desde la investigación básic...
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Resumen: Los insectos escama son de gran importancia agrícola, ya que afectan diversas especies vegetales de interés económico. Se muestrearon las escamas asociadas al cultivo de mango de azúcar en 23 fincas productoras de Ciénaga, Santa Marta y Zona Bananera (Magdalena), Colombia. Se realizaron dos muestreos (floración y cosecha), en cada uno se e...
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A new neotropical genus and species of soft scale insect from Cuba, Hamonicoccus Mestre and Kondo gen. nov. is described and Hamonicoccus alayoi Mestre and Kondo sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) is described and illustrated based on the adult female. The species was collected in Cayos de las Cinco Leguas, Matanzas Province, on Capparis c...
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The Marques’ soft scale, Alecanochiton marquesi (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) is recorded from Colombia and Costa Rica on Sapotaceae (Manilkara zapota) and on Melastomataceae (Conostegia xalapensis, Miconia trinervia, and M. schlimii), respectively. Other scale insects collected on M. zapota in the present study include Hemiberlesia lataniae,...
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In this study, two new species of soft scale (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) associated with rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis L. (Lamiaceae) from Colombia, Cryptinglisia corpoica Kondo & Montes sp. nov. and Cryptinglisia ica Montes & Kondo sp. nov. are described and illustrated based on the adult female. Two other coccid species, namely Parasais...
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Due to an unfortunate turn of events, the initials of the third author appeared incorrectly in the original publication as the name should have read T Kondo.
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Herein we provide information on the morphology and duration of the different stages of development of Syneura cocciphila (Coquillett; Diptera: Phoridae), a phorid-fly predator of the Colombian fluted scale Crypticerya multicicatrices Kondo and Unruh (Hemiptera: Monophlebidae). The time from oviposition to adult emergence was 20.04 d. The duration...
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A study was conducted on the Neotropical scale insect genus Coccidella Hambleton (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Rhizoecidae) based on soil sample material deposited at the Hungarian Natural History Museum. Descriptions of the adult females of two new Coccidella species, i.e., Coccidella hexapora Kaydan & Konczné Benedicty, sp. n. and Coccidella kozari Ka...
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Based on morphological features of the adult female, the Brazilian soft scale, Mesolecanium ferum Hempel, 1920 (= Toumeyella ferum) (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) is transferred to the genus Neotoumeyella Kondo and Williams, 2009, as Neotoumeyella ferum (Hempel), comb. nov. The genus Neotoumeyella is rediagnosed in order to accommodate the uniq...
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A new species of soft scale from Mexico, Toumeyella crataegi Kondo and González sp. nov., (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) collected on Crataegus mexicana DC. (Rosaceae), is described and illustrated based on the adult female. An updated taxonomic key to the soft scale insects of the genus Toumeyella Cockerell known from Mexico is provided. The s...
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Luego de varios años de investigación, se han encontrado y registrado las especies de insectos y ácaros que se asocian a los cultivos de cítricos en Colombia, y se presentan en este documento. Si bien este es un trabajo que debe continuar, el libro divulga los avances y conocimientos generados a la comunidad citrícola y las personas interesadas en...
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The coccinellid beetle Anovia punica Gordon (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Noviini) is an important predator of the Colombian fluted scale, Crypticerya multicicatrices Kondo & Unruh (Hemiptera: Monophlebidae). In order to gather information on the biological traits of A. punica, we conducted a series of studies, including of the developmental time of...
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Coccus hesperidum L. (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae), the type species of the soft scale genus Coccus L., the family Coccidae and the whole of the scale insects (Coccoidea), is a cosmopolitan plant pest. Using DNA sequence data and morphological comparisons, we determine that there is a distinct species that is morphologically very similar to C....
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El insecto plaga conocido como el psílido asiático de los cítricos, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, fue reportado por primera vez en Colombia en el año 2007 y, desde entonces, se ha expandido a todas las regiones del país. Como su nombre lo indica, este psílido es originario de Asia y es el vector de las bacterias Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus y Can...
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Como parte de las medidas de prevención contra el HLB, se realizó la colecta e identificación de enemigos naturales de D. citri en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia (Kondo et al. 2015b). Las colectas de enemigos naturales se llevaron a cabo en huertos de Citrus spp. y cercos vivos de M. paniculata y swinglea Swinglea glutinosa (Blanco)...
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A continuación se presentan las principales características morfológicas de la T. radiata, ectoparasitoide del psílido asiático de los cítricos, Diaphorina citri, con base en la literatura científica e información generada en estudios realizados en Corpoica, CI Palmira.
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El ciclo biológico de T. radiata en Colombia se determinó en los laboratorios de Corpoica, Centro de Investigación Palmira, departamento de Valle del Cauca. El laboratorio está ubicado a los 30° 30´ 39.0˝ N y 76° 18´ 55.5˝ O, con una altitud de 1006 msnm. En condiciones de temperatura y humedad relativa controladas de 27±3 °C y 68 %±9 %, respectiva...
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A pesar de que el presente manual para la producción masiva de T. radiata tiene como piedra angular el uso de M. paniculata como sustrato para la cría del psílido, en países como Estados Unidos de América y Brasil se utiliza la planta de curry, M. koenigii para la cría del hospedante D. citri. A continuación aparecen algunos datos sobre la taxonomí...
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El establecimiento de un pie de cría de D. citri comienza con recolectas del insecto en zonas urbanas, jardines de traspatio o cercos vivos de M. paniculata que no estén tratados con plaguicidas. Los psílidos para el pie de cría también se pueden recolectar de otros hospederos de la familia Rutaceae, como la swinglea Swinglea glutinosa (Blanco) Mer...
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En este capítulo se provee información sobre el insecto hospedero D. citri, desde su clasificación, distribución geográfica y características morfológicas. También se incluye una clave taxonómica para diferenciar los estados de desarrollo del psílido, herramienta esencial para hacer seguimiento al crecimiento del insecto, determinar el tiempo de pa...
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El análisis de costos del proceso de producción (cría masiva) de Tamarixa radiata (Waterston) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) se realizó en un invernadero en el municipio de Palmira, departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Este análisis es una primera aproximación a la evaluación económica del proceso; sin embargo, está pendiente valorar monetariamen...
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Crypticerya zeteki (Cockerell, 1914) (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Monophlebidae) is recorded for the first time from Brazil and Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green, 1908) (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae) is recorded for the first time from the state of Maranhão, Brazil. Both species were collected from branches, leaves and fruits of various fruit t...
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Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae) is the main vector of the bacteria that causes Huanglongbing (HLB), the most destructive disease of Citrus. The presence of D. citri was reported in Ecuador in 2013 on branches of citrus, Citrus spp., and orange jessamine, Murraya paniculata (L.) Jack (Rutaceae), but HLB has not been detected so far i...
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Herein we describe a new species, Tillancoccus koreguajae Caballero & Ramos, sp. n. (Hemiptera: Coccidae) from Colombia collected on sugarcane. Pinnaspis strachani (Cooley) is also recorded on sugarcane for the first time worldwide. An updated list of seven species of Coccomorpha on sugarcane in Colombia is provided, including information on its di...
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Asexual lineages provide a challenge to species delimitation because species concepts either have little biological meaning for them or are arbitrary, since every individual is monophyletic and reproductively isolated from all other individuals. However, recognition and naming of asexual species is important to conservation and economic application...
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Method of maximum parsimony (MP). (DOCX)
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BEAST maximum clade credibility (MCC) tree inferred using Dynamin dataset (599 bp) and 62 specimens of Parasaissetia nigra. The branch support values are indicated as Bayesian posterior probabilities, and only values ≥ 0.95 are shown. Specimens are color-coded by clade as shown in Fig 1. Abbreviations are the same as what used in Table 1. (EPS)
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BEAST maximum clade credibility (MCC) tree inferred using 18S + 28S dataset (1296 bp) and 62 specimens of Parasaissetia nigra. The branch support values are indicated as Bayesian posterior probabilities, and only values ≥ 0.95 are shown. Specimens are color-coded by clade as shown in Fig 1. Only the monophyly of two clades, ANZ and W1, are supporte...