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Acta Amazonica

Print version ISSN 0044-5967On-line version ISSN 1809-4392

Acta Amaz. vol.28 no.4 Manaus Dec. 1998

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1809-43921998284431 

ZOOLOGIA

Insetos associados á gravioleira (Annona muricata L., Annonaceae) na região de Manaus, Amazonas, Brasil

Insects associated to soursop (Annona muricata L., Annonaceae) in the Manaus region, Amazonas, Brazil.

Neusa HAMADA 1  

Ana Lúcia Silva GOMES 2  

Guy COUTURIER 3  

Beatriz RONCHI TELES 1  

1 Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia - INPA/CPEN, Caixa Postal 478 69011-970, Manaus, AM.

2Bolsista - PIBIC/INPA/UA/CNPq.

3 ORSTOM, 213 rue Lafayette, 75480 - Paris Cedex 10, França

RESUMO

Os insetos da graviola (Annonaceae: Annona muricata L.) foram estudados na região de Manaus, Amazonas, Brasil. Encontram-se 37 espécies, entre os quais, seis foram consideradas prejudiciais, quatro atacando o fruto (Bephratelloides pomorum F. (Eurytomidae), Cerconota anonella Sepp (Stenomatidae), Membracis suctifructus Boulard & Couturier (Membracidae) e Pinnaspis aspidistrae Signoret (Diaspididae); duas nas folhas jovens; (Aphis spiraecola Patch e A. gossypii Glover (Aphididae); e uma perfurando tronco e ramos, Cratosomus bombina (Curculionidae). Trinta e quatro espécies são registradas pela primeira vez.

Palavras-Chave: Amazonas; Annona muricata; insetos praga; graviola

ABSTRACT

Insects collected on soursop (Annonaceae: Annona muricata L.) nearby Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, are reported. Thirty-seven species were found, but only six were considered injurious to the plant: Bephratelloides pomorum V. (Eurytomidae), Cerconota anonella Sepp (Stenomatidae), Membracis suctifructus Boulard & Couturier (Membracidade) and Pinnaspis aspidistrae Signoret (Diaspididae) attacking fruits; Aphis spiraecola Patch and Aphis gossypii Glover (Aphididae) feeding on leaves, and Cratosomus bombina F. (Curculionidae) boring trunks and branches. Twenty four species are recorded for the first time.

Key words: Amazonas; Annona muricata; Annonaceae; Insect pest; soursop

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