A new Neotropical species of Clinodiplosis (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), an important new pest of cultivated peppers (Capsicum spp.: Solanaceae). Academic Article uri icon


  • A new species of cecidomyiid, Clinodiplosis capsici Gagné sp. nov., is reported from cultivated sweet (Capsicum annuum) and hot (C. frutescens) pepper in Costa Rica, Guadeloupe, and French Guiana (where it appears to have potential as a serious pest). Adults, pupae, and larvae are described, illustrated, and compared to other Clinodiplosis species.

Fecha de publicación

  • 2000