This month, we are featuring Chrysodeixis acuta, and presenting it's world distribution from the recently published, new-style Distribution Maps of Plant Pests.
This publication is a continuation of the series Distribution Maps of Pests Series A (Agricultural) which has been published by CABI's International Institute of Entomology since 1951. Maps and references give information on the world distribution of important arthropod pests of agriculture and forestry, and their products. Two sets, each covering 9 pests, are issued annually. The series now totals over 570 maps.
From 1997, the maps benefit from additional information provided by EPPO. The production system has been upgraded with the result that new maps and revisions are of A4 size.
Presence of a pest is represented at two levels on the world map: at the national level by a spot in the centre and shading of the whole country, and at the subnational level by a cross in the centre and shading of the state/province. Subnational records are provided for large countries and some other countries with detached parts.
In the printed product, supporting references are provided on the reverse of the map together with a code for the extent or status of the pest. These codes comprise 4 levels of presence and 3 additional categories (not established, eradicated, intercepted only); the latter are not plotted on the map. The extent code for a country or subnational area has been selected by the editors of the maps and is based on all the information available - when several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the pest status. In addition, more precise location details are often included and comments may be added at the end of the text to explain complications or doubtful reports.
Records are based on bibliographic data from the CAB ABSTRACTS database, voucher specimens in the collections of The Natural History Museum, London and plant quarantine information from EPPO's PQR database system. Records are compiled and validated by specialists from CABI's Information Institute and International Institute of Entomology, and EPPO.
Authenticated additions and comments are welcome - please contact Lucinda Charles at CABI's Information Institute (firstname.lastname@example.org) , Graham Sandlant at the International Institute of Entomology, or EPPO at Fax: +33(1) 42248943 or E-mail email@example.com, as appropriate.
In adition to Chrysodeixis acuta (map 571), a pest of tomato, cotton, soyabean, banana, tobacco and citrus, the June set includes:
The December set will include the following revisions:
There will be new maps for Cacyreus marshalli, Diabrotica virgifera, Epitrix tuberis and Parasaissetia nigra.
Additional related items included in PEST CABWeb®:
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