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1 November 2006 Discovery of the South American Rice Miner (Diptera: Ephydridae) in Southeastern United States
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The South American rice miner, Hydrellia wirthi Korytkowski (Diptera: Ephydridae), a recently discovered, invasive pest of rice, Oryza sativa L., is reported from southeastern United States (Louisiana and Texas). A detailed description and diagnosis with illustrations and photographs are provided to facilitate identification, along with descriptions of its damage as a miner in rice whorls, stems, and leaves. The localities where this invasive species has been found in Louisiana and Texas are provided.

Wayne N. Mathis, Boris A. Castro, Michael O. Way, and Tadeusz Zatwarnicki "Discovery of the South American Rice Miner (Diptera: Ephydridae) in Southeastern United States," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99(6), 999-1005, (1 November 2006). https://doi.org/10.1603/0013-8746(2006)99[999:DOTSAR]2.0.CO;2
Received: 21 February 2006; Accepted: 1 May 2006; Published: 1 November 2006
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