Nysius cymoides (Spinola) on Chenopodium quinoa Willd. cultivated in Italy

  • S. Bocchi Department of Agricultural and Environment Sciences - Production, Landscape and Agroenergy, University of Milano, Italy.
  • D. Cinquanta Department of Agricultural and Environment Sciences - Production, Landscape and Agroenergy, University of Milano, Italy.
  • M. Negri Department of Agricultural and Environment Sciences - Production, Landscape and Agroenergy, University of Milano, Italy.
  • P. Dioli Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milano, Italy.
  • L. Limonta | lidia.limonta@unimi.it Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences, University of Milano, Italy.

Abstract

Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) (Family: Amaranthaceae – APG classification) is an Andean grain recently introduced on the European market and cultivated in experimental fields. In one of these experimental fields, in San Giorgio Piacentino (Italy), a heavy bug infestation was observed. The species was identified as Nysius cymoides (Spinola) (Heteroptera Lygaeidae), a polyphagous species known as a pest of different crops. It occurs in the Mediterranean area from the sea level to the alpine meadows.

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S. Bocchi, Department of Agricultural and Environment Sciences - Production, Landscape and Agroenergy, University of Milano
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D. Cinquanta, Department of Agricultural and Environment Sciences - Production, Landscape and Agroenergy, University of Milano
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M. Negri, Department of Agricultural and Environment Sciences - Production, Landscape and Agroenergy, University of Milano
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L. Limonta, Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences, University of Milano
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2016-12-19
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Keywords:
Lygaeidae, quinoa, crop infestation.
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Bocchi, S., Cinquanta, D., Negri, M., Dioli, P., & Limonta, L. (2016). Nysius cymoides (Spinola) on Chenopodium quinoa Willd. cultivated in Italy. Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research, 48(3), 332-334. https://doi.org/10.4081/jear.2016.5897