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Entomology in Mauritius has historically been linked with the agricultural and medical fields but concern should now be directed towards the conservation of native forest insects given that they are key components of the local ecosystem. Despite its young age, small size and remoteness, the island has a well-developed native insect fauna with a high(More)
Ten insect species were introduced to control five weeds on the island of Mauritius from 1914 to1982. Eight of these (80%) became established. The biocontrol programs against Opuntia vulgaris, O. tuna and Cordia curassavica were completely successful, with all three target plants now not considered as weeds, and requiring no management other than the(More)
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