Update: New Pest & Disease Records (23 Mar 16)

A new species of leafhopper resting on a leaf of spotted bamboo (Xiangsheng Chen, CC BY)
A new species of leafhopper resting on a leaf of spotted bamboo (Xiangsheng Chen, CC BY)

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 a new bamboo-feeding leafhopper genus from China, with description of one new species, the first report of Brachyplatys vahlii, an introduced bug from Asia, in the Western Hemisphere and new Bruchidius species reared from Vachellia seeds from Eastern and Southern Africa.

Click on the links to view the abstracts:

To view all search results for new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases, click here or to view results by your location click here.

If there’s another new record you’d like to highlight, please post a comment.

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