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Impact of the defoliator Cleopus japonicus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Buddleja davidii in the laboratory
Cleopus japonicus Wingelmüller (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) has been investigated as a potential biocontrol agent against Buddleja davidii Franchet (Buddlejaceae), an invasive weed of exotic andExpand
A system for using a Malaise trap in the forest canopy
A frame to support a malaise trap in the forest canopy, and an apparatus by which the frame and trap can be easily lifted and lowered for the removal of trapped insects, are described.
Spread of Bracon phylacteophagus, a biocontrol agent of Phylacteophaga froggatti, and impact on host.
Bracon phylacteophagus Austin (Hym:Braconidae) was first established in New Zealand in 1988 as a biocontrol agent for the introduced Eucalyptus leaf-mining sawfly Phylacteophagafroggatti Riek (Hym:Expand
Improved techniques for the laboratory rearing of Thanasimus formicarius.
An improved rearing method for Thanasimus formicarius L. (Col: Cleridae) involved transferring larvae hatched from eggs laid in vitro into bark-beetleinfested billets. This technique is particularlyExpand
Offspring sex ratios of Bracon phylacteophagus as influenced by host size and maternal age.
Laboratory studies of Bracon phylacteophagus Austin (Hym: Braconidae) showed that significantly higher offspring sex ratios (male: female) were produced from small hosts than from large hosts andExpand
The potential of Mecysolobus erro (Curculionidae) as a biological control agent for Buddleia
Buddleia (Buddleja davidii Fr.) (Buddlejaceae) originates from central China. It is a significant weed of forestry plantations, where its rapid growth causes seedling mortality and/or significantExpand
TWO NEW AUSTRALIAN SPECIES OF BRACON F. (HYMENOPTERA: BRACONIDAE) PARASITIC ON PHYLACTEOPHAGA SPP. (HYMENOPTERA: PERGIDAE)
Bracon phylacteuphagus Austin sp. n. and Bracon cunfusus Austin sp. n. are described from southern Australia. Both are parasitoids of mature larvae and pupae of the eucalypt leafmining sawfly genusExpand