oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The insect pests of avocado fruits - increasing pest complex and changing pest status

Volume 55, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Until recently, South African avocados have had relatively few and unimportant insect pests. In Annecke & Moran's (1982) comprehensive review of the insect and mite pests of cultivated plants in South Africa, only five sporadic pests are mentioned and only greenhouse thrips, Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis (Bouche) and red-banded thrips, Selenothrips rubrocinctus (Giard), are discussed in any detail.

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