Spatial Distribution of Adults of Triozoida limbata Enderlein, 1918 (Hemiptera: Triozidae) in Guava Orchards

  •  Vera Sá    
  •  Marcos Fernandes    


The aim of this study was to carry out probabilistic analyses of the spatial distribution patterns of adults of Triozoida limbata Enderlein, 1918 (Hemiptera: Triozidae) in guava orchards. This study was conducted in four guava orchards in Ivinhema, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The samplings were conducted every fortnight from April 2012 to March 2014. A sampling area was set up for adult samples, and it consisted of 24 sampling units or plots with 15 plants in each (3 rows × 5 plants). A double-sided adhesive yellow trap was installed, 23 cm in length and 11 cm in width, around the central plant of each sampling unit, approximately 1.5 m from the ground. The dispersion rates (variance/mean ratio, Morisita index and Exponent k of the Negative Binomial Distribution) and the theoretical frequency distributions (Poisson and Negative Binomial) were calculated. Following the analyses, it can be concluded that the adults of T. limbata of the populations studied are randomly distributed in the four areas evaluated, with the sampling data fitting the Poisson distribution model.

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