Developmental response of the mahogany shootborer, Hypsipyla grandella ( Zeller), to temperature was determined in laboratory trials in Turrialba, Costa Rica. ABSTRACT. The mahogany shoot borer Hypsipyla grandella Zeller is an important economic pest in all American tropical forests, because it prevents. The mahogany shoot borer Hypsipyla grandella (Zeller) is one of the worst neotropical forest pests. Currently there is no control method that.

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The current situation on shoot, fruit and collar borers of the Meliaceae. The shoot borer damages several tree structures, especially the apical shoots, impairing the formation of the commercial stem.

The distribution of each of these is limited, they are not important economic pests, and little is known about their biology Horak Introduction The forest species of Meliaceae family, native to Tropical America, is largely explored due to the high commercial value of its timber. This prevents the monoculture establishment of native Meliaceae. Wallingford, United Kingdom, p.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Most users should sign in with their email address. Capsule in initial stage of dehiscence, dehisced insect-free capsule, core damaged by larvae, dehisced capsule with larval damage.

Howard and Meerow For instance, available information on the H. EntwistleBecker Honduras mahogany, or big-leaf mahogany S. The pupal stage takes place inside the hollowed twig or in the seed capsule, or in the leaf litter or soil under host trees.


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Pyralidae in response to constant temperatures. The constant-temperature regimes in our study did not mimic the diurnal variation occurring in H. Progeny test analysis and population differentiation of mesoamerican mahogany Swietenia macrophylla. However, since imidacloprid is absorbed at different rates by different tree species, the effectiveness of a drench treatment applied earlier in the season should be tested.

A monograph of the neotropical Meliaceae. Pyralidae em diferentes temperaturas constantes. Methods of growing mahoganies in plantations as a way of lessening the impact of logging on natural forests are urgently needed LambNewton et al.

The Australian cedar and Hypsipyoa mahogany have been cultivated in Brazil for timber production, because they are considered resistant to H. Its ecology and management. It is estimated that there are producers that cultivate about 15 thousand hectares of Khaya ivorensis A.

Taxonomy of Hypsipyla shootborers pests of mahogany red cedar an relatives. Mahogany shoot borer attack reduces the grade and thus the monetary value of young mahoganies grown in nurseries for use as ornamentals, their chief use in Hypsipjla Howard and Meerow Hypsipyla shoot borers in Meliaceaae. The forest species of Meliaceae family, native to Tropical America, is largely explored due to the high commercial value of its timber. Hypsipyla robusta Hpsipyla and closely related species in Madagascar grandells Africa play similar roles as important shoot borers of meliaceous trees in tropical regions of the Eastern Hemisphere.


Timbers of the New World. This is one of the most popular shade trees in urban areas of southern Florida, and is a component of natural forests in the Everglades and the Florida Keys. The adults of Hypsipyla grandella are brownish to grayish-brown in color with a wingspan measuring about 23 to 45 mm.

To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Afterwards, each larva was transferred to a flask containing about 5 ml of artificial diet Vargas et al. The silviculture of mahogany. Desenvolvimento de Hypsipyla grandella Zeller Lepidoptera: These results are comparable geandella studies in outdoor cages. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 4: These are, like the mahogany shoot borer itself, native to the region.

First report of Hypsipyla grandella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on African mahogany Khaya ivorensis

American hypsipylaa of the subfamily Phycitinae. You do not currently have access to this article. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 6: Canadian Journal of Plant Science Integrated pest management of mahogany shoot borer in nurseries in Florida where mahoganies are grown for use as shade trees should involve methods of reducing pest populations during spring and pruning methods that promote recovery of trees that are attacked.