Silba capsicarum (Diptera: Lonchaeidae), a newly recognized pest of chilli pepper in Java

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors:I. MacGowan, Rauf A.
Journal:Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology

The lonchaeid fly Silba capsicarum is recorded for the first time from the island of Java where it is considered a potential pest of chilli pepper. The taxonomy and ecology of the species is reviewed and comparisons are drawn with Lonchaeidae attacking Capsicum spp. in the Neotropics. Initial results on the level of infestation in Java are provided

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