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Chromolaena odorata (L.) King and Robinson (Asteraceae)
Chromolaena, or Siam weed, is a serious problem in several tropical and sub-tropical areas around the world. In our own region, it is a serious weed in New Guinea, East Timor and Indonesia and is… Expand
First Record of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Senegal
An invasive pest of South American origin, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) is reported for the first time in Senegal in 2012 and is likely to spread from there to the rest of West and Central Africa in the near future. Expand
Biological control of the papaya mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in Guam.
A reduction of over 99% of papaya mealybug was served about a year after the introduction of these parasitoids, which has reduced risk of introduction of this mealybugs to neighbouring islands in the Paciﬁ c Region. Expand
First Report of the Papaya Mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), in Indonesia and India
Abstract The papaya mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus Williams and Granara de Willink (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), is recorded from the Oriental Region for the first time, where it was found in… Expand
Biological control of tropical weeds using arthropods.
The role of Secretariat of the Pacific Community in the biological control of weeds in the Pacific Islands region - past, present and future activities W. Beed and T. Dubois. Expand
New Records of Invasive Insects (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha) in Southeast Asia and West Africa
New distribution records of introduced mealybugs and some other sap-sucking hemipteran insects (Coccidae and Diaspididae) in these regions are documents and progress in the biological control of some of these pests is discussed. Expand
CLASSICAL BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF THE PAPAYA MEALYBUG, PARACOCCUS MARGINATUS (HEMIPTERA: PSEUDOCOCCIDAE) IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU
Following the successful implementation of a classical biological control program, the risk of this mealybug spreading to other islands in the Republic of Palau and to neighboring Micronesian Islands has been considerably reduced. Expand
Biology of the Crab Spider, Misumenops celer,
The mating behavior, oviposition, hatching, and development of different instars of Misumenops celer (Hentz) was studied, and sexual dimorphism was marked; the male was about half the size of the female. Expand
Biological control of the giant African snail, Achatina fulica Bowdich, in the Maldives.
- R. Muniappan
Present Status of Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in the Mariana Islands and Its Control by Two Fortuitously Introduced Natural Enemies
- G. Reddy, R. Muniappan, Z. Cruz, F. Naz, J. Bamba, J. Tenório
- Biology, Medicine
- Journal of economic entomology
- 29 July 2009
Assessment of the mealybug's locally recruited natural enemies and their effects on its population on Guam, Rota, Saipan, and Tinian to assess the need for introduction of exotic natural enemies revealed the presence of two parasitoids, complemented by the predator, which were effectively controlling the M. hirsutus population. Expand