EPPO Global Database

Brachyplatys subaeneus(BRAPSU)

Distribution details in Panama

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2021/037) : first found in 2012 in Vacamonte (Panama Oeste province) on Cajanus cajan and Bactris gasipaes in a private garden. Initially misidentified as B. vahlii, it was then confirmed to be B. subaeneus. It was then found in other localities (provinces of Coclé, Colon, Herrera, Panama Este, Panama Oeste and in Panama city) on various plants.

* Aiello A, Saltonstall K, Young V (2016) Brachyplatys vahlii (Fabricius, 1787), an introduced bug from Asia: first report in the Western Hemisphere (Hemiptera: Plataspidae: Brachyplatidinae). BioInvasions Records 5(1), 7-12.

* Añino YJ, Murgas AS, Chirú GNH, Carranza R, Villareal C (2018) Distribución espacial del chinche invasor Brachyplatys subaeneus (Westwood, 1837) (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) en Panamá. Insecta Mundi 0630, 1–6.

* Rédei D (2016) The identity of the Brachyplatys species recently introduced to Panama, with a review of bionomics (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Plataspidae). Zootaxa 4136(1), 141-154.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Costa Rica Present, no details view...