Arthropods associated with the exotic weed tropical soda apple were collected in Florida. We found that tropical soda apple is a suitable host for several insect pests of agricultural and ornamental plants. Additionally, we report several predators, parasitoids and entomopathogens of Gratiana boliviana, a biological control agent of tropical soda apple.
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Diaz, R., Hibbard, K., Samayoa, A., & Overholt, W. (2012). Arthropod community associated with tropical soda apple and natural enemies of Gratiana boliviana (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist, 95 (1), 228-232. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.095.0141