2001
DOI: 10.1590/s1519-566x2001000300025 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: -Opuntia ficus-indica Mill. and Nopalea cochenillifera (L.) Lyons (Cactaceae) are alternative food sources for cattle in drought areas of the Northeastern Region of Brazil. Diaspis echinocacti (Bouché) is the unique pest of these Cactacea species and it was previously detected on the following native host plants: Cereus jamacaru DC., Melocactus sp., Opuntia dillenii Haw. and O. inamoena K. Schum. The new record of native hosts are Cereus gounellei (Weber) Luetzelb., C. squamosus Gërke. and the exotic C. hildem… Show more

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