Pereskiophaga brasiliensis Anderson, a new genus and new species of Cryptorhynchinae from Brazil (mixed laboratory culture from Santa Catarina and Paraná), is described. The species is associated with Pereskia aculeata Miller (Cactaceae) and is being considered as a biological control agent in South Africa where the cactus is an invasive pest. The genus may be most closely related to Eriocereophaga O'Brien, another monotypic genus associated with cacti.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 69 • No. 4