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Unless otherwise indicated, content on this website was created and/or authored by the USDA APHIS PPQ Center for Plant Health Science and Technology (CPHST) in collaboration with the University of Florida (UF) and the Southern Plant Diagnostic Network (SPDN). CPHST is the scientific support organization for the Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) division of the Animal and Plant Health Protection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Most of the content in this tool is a work of the U.S. Government and is in the public domain. Public domain information may be freely distributed or copied. However, it is requested that any subsequent use of this work be given appropriate acknowledgement (see below).

The images in this tool are from a variety of sources and are credited within individual image captions. Some of these images are in the public domain, but others are used here through permission granted by the copyright owner. Users must seek permission from the copyright owner(s) to use this material. Illustrations within the key itself were created by Amanda Redford; the insect anatomy image was created by Sean McCue. Sources of information and text are mentioned in the Acknowledgements.

Suggested citation

A.J. Redford, T.W. Walters, A.C. Hodges, F.W. Howard, and M.D. Trice. 2010. Screening Aid to Pests. In A Resource for Pests and Diseases of Cultivated Palms. Identification Technology Program, CPHST, PPQ, APHIS, USDA; Fort Collins, CO. [date you accessed site] [url]



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