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Common ambrosia beetle (Platypus parallelus) © Marc AuMarc (CC BY-NC-ND)

Ambrosia beetle (Platypus parallelus) © Marc AuMarc (CC BY-NC-ND)

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this fortnight include the first report of Zucchini yellow mosaic virus infecting Gherkin (Cucumis anguira) in India, the invasive neotropical ambrosia beetle Platypus parallelus¬†in the Oriental region and its pest status, and non-host facilitators, a new category that unexpectedly favours parasitic weeds.

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