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Web URL(s):https://academic.oup.com/aesa/article/74/2/158/119892
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Author(s):Walker, T. J.; Nickle, D. A.
Author Affiliation:Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Title:Introduction and spread of pest mole crickets: Scapteriscus vicinus and S. acletus reexamined
Source:Annals of the Entomological Society of America. Vol. 74, No. 2, March 15 1981, p. 158-163.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Columbus, Ohio
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Mole crickets; Scapteriscus vicinus; Scapteriscus acletus; Pest profile; Scapteriscus borellii; Distribution patterns; Geographical distribution; Population dynamics; Taxonomy
Abstract/Contents:"Neither of the mole crickets most damaging to turf, pastures, and crops in southeastern United States is taxonomically what it has been thought to be. Scapteriscus vicinus Scudder, also called "changa" or "Puerto Rican mole cricket," is distinct in calling song and interdactyl distance from the species known by the same name in Puerto Rico. Therefore its introduction at Brunswick, GA, ca. 1899, was from some other source. By 1960 its U.S. distribution included all of Florida, southern Georgia, and southernmost South Carolina. No additional spread has been reported during the past 20 years. Scapteriscus acletus Rehn and Hebard, long believed native to southeastern United States, was introduced at Brunswick, Georgia, ca. 1904. It was apparently introduced anew at Charleston, SC (ca. 1915), Mobile, AL (ca. 1919), and Port Arthur, TX (ca. 1925). Variations in pronotal color patterns suggest that the Charleston and Port Arthur introductions had a different origin than the Brunswick and Mobile introductions. By 1960, acletus had spread throughout Florida and southern Georgia, as far north as southern North Carolina, and as far west as eastern Louisiana; it had also occupied a large disjunct area in western Louisiana and eastern Texas. It has since spread to central Louisiana and been collected at scattered localities northward. Neither S. vicinus nor S. acletus reached peninsular Florida prior to 1925, but Scapteriscus abbreviatus Scudder, a flightless species of minor pest status, was introduced at six costal cities of peninsular Florida, as well as at Brunswick, Georgia, prior to 1925. The homelands of U.S. Scapteriscus spp. should be located and their pathogens, parasites, and predators studied as potential biological control agents."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Walker, T. J., and D. A. Nickle. 1981. Introduction and spread of pest mole crickets: Scapteriscus vicinus and S. acletus reexamined. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 74(2):p. 158-163.
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