Pierce's Disease
Research Updates


What is Pierce's Disease?

Pierce's Disease is a bacterial infection, which is spread by bugs that feed on grapevines, particularly the "glassy winged sharpshooter." Grapevines that become infected with PD can quickly become sick and die.

glassy-winged sharpshooter

Annotated key to the genera of Mymaridae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) in Argentina

  • Author(s): Albarracin, EL; Triapitsyn, SV; Virla, EG;
  • Abstract: A key to the genera of Mymaridae occurring in Argentina is given, and information on the 178 determined and several undetermined species in 35 genera is provided, including data on their distribution and host associations. New host records are provided for several species of Anagrus Haliday and Gonatocerus Nees. The genus Kikiki Huber & Beardsley is recorded for the first time from the New World, and the genera Australomymar Girault, Camptopteroides Viggiani, Gahanopsis Ogloblin, Myrmecomymar Yoshimoto, and Ptilomymar Annecke & Doutt are reported for the first time from Argentina. Eucleruchus Ogloblin, syn. nov. is synonymized under Cleruchus Enock, and its type species E. neivai Ogloblin is transferred to Cleruchus as C. neivai (Ogloblin), comb. nov.
  • Publication Date: Feb 2010
  • Journal: Zootaxa