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Matching the origin of an invasive weed for selection of a herbivore haplotype for a biological control programme
- J. Goolsby, P. D. De Barro, J. Makinson, R. Pemberton, D. Hartley, D. Frohlich
- Environmental ScienceMolecular ecology
- 19 December 2005
It is shown that the weed fern in the Everglades most likely originated in northern Queensland, Australia/Papua New Guinea and that the mite from northern Queensland offers the greatest prospect for control.
Observations on the development and parasitoids of Fergusonina/Fergusobia galls on Melaleuca quinquenervia (Myrtaceae) in Australia
Fergusobia/Fergusonina-induced Shoot Bud Gall Development on Melaleuca quinquenervia.
The biology of an isolate of the gall complex in Australia was studied in its native range in Australia for possible use in southern Florida as a biological control agent against the invasive broad-leaved paperbark tree, Melaleuca quinquenervia.
Seasonal phenology of the gall‐making fly Fergusonina sp. (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) and its implications for biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia
A gall-making fly, Fergusonina sp., is under study as a potential biological control agent of Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S. T. Blake, an invasive weed in Florida, USA. The seasonal phenology of…
Host-range and cold temperature tolerance of Floracarus perrepae Knihinicki & Boczek (Acari: Eriophyidae), a potential biological-control agent of Lygodium microphyllum (Pteridophyta: Lygodiaceae)
The studies conclude that F. perrepae is specific to L. microphyllum, poses little or no risk to native or cultivated ferns in North and South America, and therefore should be considered for release in Florida.
Investigation of the biology of Hymenoptera associated with Fergusonina sp. (Diptera: Fergusoninidae), a gall fly of Melaleuca quinquenervia, integrating molecular techniques
Pre-release evaluation and host-range testing of Floracarus perrepae (Eriophyidae) genotypes for biological control of Old World climbing fern.
A biological control program for Lygodium microphyllum, an invasive climbing fern in Florida, USA was initiated in 1997, and several genotypes of F. perrepae were identified from south-eastern Queensland, New Caledonia, China, Thailand, India/Sri Lanka, and Cape York.
First record of Fergusonina (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) and associated Fergusobia (Tylenchida: Neotylenchidae) forming galls on Leptospermum (Myrtaceae) in Australia, with descriptions of new species
The widely separated collection localities, together with the large number of species in Leptospermum suggest that the mutualism is likely to be speciose and occupy a broad geographic range on this host.
Phylogenetics of Australasian gall flies (Diptera: Fergusoninidae): Evolutionary patterns of host-shifting and gall morphology.