The occurrence of the Pear Psyllid, Cacopsylla bidens (Šulc, 1907) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Psyllidae), in Uruguay

Diana Valle, Daniel Burckhardt, Valentina Mujica, Roberto Zoppolo, Enrique Morelli


The Pear Psyllid, Cacopsylla bidens (Šulc, 1907), is here reported from the Department of Canelones, the major region of pear production in Uruguay. Previous records of C. pyricola (Foerster, 1848) from Uruguay are misidentifications of C. bidens. Information is provided on the taxonomy and biology of this species.


temperate South America; misidentification; Cacopsylla pyricola

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