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Cover for Frankliniella occidentalis (western flower thrips)

Since the 1970s Frankliniella occidentalis has successfully invaded many countries to become one of the most important agricultural pests of...

Cover for Mytilus edulis (common blue mussel)

Mussels include bysally attached bivalves belonging to more than 20 genera (see Soot-Ryen, 1955). Commercially important genera include Perna,...

Cover for swine vesicular disease

Swine vesicular disease (SVD) was first observed in Italy in 1966, where it was clinically recognized as foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) (Nardelli et...

Cover for swine vesicular disease virus

Swine vesicular disease virus (SVDV) is classified as an enterovirus (species: Enterovirus B) within the family of Picornaviridae. The family...

Cover for Rachycentron canadum (cobia)

The cobia (Rachycentron canadum) is a migratory predatory pelagic fish, in its own family in the order Perciformes, and is native to tropical and...

Cover for Epidendrum radicans (crucifix orchid)

Epidendrum radicans is a hardy orchid which is easy to grow. It is currently recorded as invasive in Cuba, and has been introduced to the USA,...


Leptochloa mucronata is a grass native to the warmer parts of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean; taxonomists disagree over whether...

Cover for Gomphrena serrata (arrasa con todo)

Gomphrena serrata is a herbaceous annual to perennial plant native to the Americas. The precise limits of its native range in the Americas are not...

Cover for Phenacoccus manihoti (cassava mealybug)

Cassava mealybug spread across the width of Africa in a period of 16 years. Its accidental introduction damaged a staple crop that is particularly...

Cover for Bactrocera dorsalis (Oriental fruit fly)

Bactrocera dorsalis is a highly invasive species. Native to Asia, Oriental fruit fly is now found in at least 65 countries, including parts of...