Quote this article:Bao-qian L?,Zhen YAN,Qi-an JIN,Hai-bo WEN,Yue-guan FU,Wei-dong LI,Zheng-qiang PENG. Exotic pest alert: Opisina arenosella(Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae)[J]. Journal of Biosafety, 2013, 22(1): 17-22.
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Exotic pest alert: Opisina arenosella(Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae)
Bao-qian L?1, Zhen YAN2, Qi-an JIN1, Hai-bo WEN1, Yue-guan FU1, Wei-dong LI3, Zheng-qiang PENG1
1.中国热带农业科学院环境与植物保护研究所,农业部热带农林有害生物入侵监测与控制重点开放实验室/农业部儋州农业环境科学观测实验站,海南 儋州 571737;2.海南大学环境与植物保护学院,海南 海口 570228;3.海南出入境检验检疫局,海南 海口 570311
【Background】Opisina arenosella Walker is an important pest on palm plants. The species is a severe pest in India and Sri Lanka; it has recently invaded Thailand. 【Method】Based on collected information about biology, ecology and the distbirution of O.arenosella, this paper presents its potential range in China. Invasion risk and consequences were also analyzed. 【Result】O.arenosella larvae usually have five instars and feed on the under surface of palm leaves. The egg stage lasts on average five days, larval stage lasts on average 42 days, pupae stage lasts on average 12 days, and a female lays on average 137 eggs. Areas with palms in south of China are potentially suitable distribution areas for O.arenosella as its phenology is similar to South and Southeastern Asia; Introduction and spread risk aspect: The flight ability of the adult and international trade, particularly with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) could enhance the pest entry possibilities; An eventual invasion of O.arenosella would damage coconut palms (Cocos nucifera L.), causing losses in palm based industries, reduce the income of local residents and have a negative effect on local ecology. 【Conclusion and significance】Risk analysis of O.arenosella showed the pest might invade China and quarantine measures should be introduced for pest risk management. Biological control options should be explored.
Key words:  Opisina arenosella  palm plant  risk analysis  quarantine management
1.Key Laboratory of Integrated Pest Management on Tropical Crops, Ministry of Agriculture of China/Danzhou Scientific Observing and Experimental Station of AgroEnvironment, Ministry of Agriculture of China, Environment and Plant Protection Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agriculture Sciences, Danzhou, Hainan 571737, China;2.College of Environment and Plant Protection, Hainan University, Haikou, Hainan 570228, China;3.Hainan EntryExit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Haikou, Hainan 570311, China