Vásquez, J., Delgado, C., Couturier, G., & Matile-Ferrero, D. 2002 Les insectes nuisibles au goyavier (Psidium guajava L. Myrtaceae) en Amazonie péruvienne. [Harmful insects for the guava tree (Psidium guajava L.: Myrtaceae) in Peruvian Amazonia.]. Fruits 57(5-6): 323-334.
Notes: The guava tree, Psidium guajava, Myrtaceae, is a native fruit tree of the neotropical area. It is very common in intertropical zones and used in agroindustry to produce juice, nectar, sorbet, etc. To inventory the pests of the guava tree, a survey was done in different localities of Peruvian Amazonia where this fruit tree develops in a rustic, often spontaneous, way. Insect larvae and adults were collected in Peru on various parts of guava trees. Caterpillars were reared on the substrate corresponding to their feeding mode. The fruits with larvae were followed in the laboratory until the pupa formation. 36 species associated with the guava tree were recorded. Several species presented in this work are mentioned for the first time in Peru and four, new to science, are in the process of being described. Scale species listed include Abgrallaspis cyanophylli, Acutaspis albopicta, Alichtensia couturieri, Coccus viridis, Hemiberlesia palmae, Icerya zeteki, Nipaecoccus annonae, N. nipae, Perilecanium sp., Pharangococcus iquitosensis, Philephedra crescentiae, Protopulvinaria pyriformis, Pseudaonidia trilobitiformis, Pseudoparlatoria turgida, Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi, P. landoi and Velataspis dentata.