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by Maxwell V. Norton
on March 25, 2014 at 7:58 AM
Can this become an economic pest of commercial fig?
by Surendra Dara
on March 25, 2014 at 10:37 AM
Hi Max,  
 
Literature suggests that this is primarily a pest of Ficus benjamina because it requires that host for reproduction and completion of its life cycle. Its current CDFA rating is Q.  
 
Surendra
by Donald R. Hodel
on April 21, 2014 at 9:57 AM
Hi Surendra, I really like what you wrote and will use some of it in an article I'm writing about this pest in Western Arborist. You mention that the differences between G. uzeli and G. ficorum is in the length of the pronotal posteroangular pair of setae. But what about the length, which species is shorter or longer?  
Thanks much.  
Don
Reply by Surendra Dara
on April 21, 2014 at 10:56 AM
That is a good question, Don. I have just added those details. Pronotal posteroangular setae are long in G. uzeli and short in G. ficorum.  
 
Thank you,  
Surendra
 
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