Estimation of a longan stink bug, Tessaratoma papillosa in Son La Province, Vietnam

  • Mai Quynh Pham Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Abstract

Many insects are considered as potential sources of food for humans because of their high content of protein, fat, minerals and vitamins. Tessaratoma papillosa Drury, a stink bug of longan tree has long been consumed by many people in Vietnam as a supplemental source of nutrition. This insect is one of the most severe pests of longan tree. The use of this insect as supplementary nutrient could actively reduce the pests on longans, contributing to increase productivity and quality of longan fruit. The aim of this paper is to estimate the volume of mature and young Tessaratoma papillosa on longan trees in Son La Province, Vietnam.

Published
Nov 1, 2016
How to Cite
PHAM, Mai Quynh. Estimation of a longan stink bug, Tessaratoma papillosa in Son La Province, Vietnam. Journal of Vietnamese Environment, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 129-134, nov. 2016. ISSN 2193-6471. Available at: <https://oa.slub-dresden.de/ejournals/jve/article/view/444>. Date accessed: 21 july 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13141/jve.vol8.no2.pp129-134.
Section
Research articles

Keywords

edible insects, longan tree, stink bug, Tessaratoma papillosa, Son La, Vietnam