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Host shift capability of a specialist seed predator of an invasive plant: roles of competition, population genetics and plant chemistry
Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus is a seed predator that has become widely distributed along with its native host, Leucaena leucocephala (Mimosoideae), which is a neotropical leguminous tree and one of… Expand
Macadamia Felted Coccid
Introduction. An infestation of an insect believed to be the macadamia felted coccid (MFC), Eriococcus ironsidei Williams, was found infesting macadamia trees in South Kona on the island of Hawaii by… Expand
Confirmation by DNA analysis that Contarinia maculipennis (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) is a polyphagous pest of orchids and other unrelated cultivated plants.
- N. Uechi, M. Tokuda, J. Yukawa, F. Kawamura, K. Teramoto, K. Harris
- Biology, Medicine
- Bulletin of entomological research
- 1 December 2003
The cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene in mitochondrial DNA of 53 larvae of Contarinia maculipennis Felt from flower buds of various host plants, collected from Hawaii, Japan and Thailand was… Expand
Introductions for Biological Control in Hawaii 1997-2001
Introductions and releases of natural enemies for the biological control of agricultural and forest pests in Hawaii are discussed for the period 1997-2001. Sixteen insect and five fungal species were… Expand
Dulinius conchatus Distant (Hemiptera: Tingidae), Considered and Rejected as a Potential Biological Control Agent of Paederia foetida L. (Rubiaceae), an Invasive Weed in Hawaii and Florida
Dulinius conchatus Distant, a potential biological control agent of Paederia foetida L., an invasive weed in Hawaii and Florida, was collected in Japan and brought into quarantine for host… Expand