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SANCHEZ-SOTO, SAÚL and NAKANO, OCTAVIO. Ocurrence of Batrachedra nuciferae Hodges (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae) in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Neotrop. Entomol. [online]. 2002, vol.31, n.4, pp. 657-658. ISSN 1519-566X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1519-566X2002000400023.
Batrachedra nuciferae Hodges, a pest of the coconut palm, was originally described in 1966 from specimens collected in the State of Bahia, Brazil. In 1998, this species was recorded in the states of Anzoategui, Aragua and Falcon, in Venezuela. The occurrence of this insect in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is recorded for the first time. The larvae are very abundant in the dry season and can destroy all the masculine flowers of bunches attacked.
Keywords : Cocos nucifera; coconut palm; pest.