Investigations on Oecophylla longinoda (Latreille) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) as a biocontrol agent in the protection of cashew plantations.

@article{Dwomoh2009InvestigationsOO,
  title={Investigations on Oecophylla longinoda (Latreille) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) as a biocontrol agent in the protection of cashew plantations.},
  author={Emmanuel A Dwomoh and Jakpasu V K Afun and Joseph B Ackonor and V N Agene},
  journal={Pest management science},
  year={2009},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={41-6}
}
BACKGROUND Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) has become a very important non-traditional tree crop in Ghana. The crop is, however, attacked by sap-sucking insects, particularly the mosquito bug, Helopeltis schoutedeni Reuter, the leaf-footed bug, Pseudotheraptus devastans (Dist.), and the coreid bug, Anoplocnemis curvipes (F.), which feed on shoots, panicles and fruits. Their damage is characterised by withering of the latter. In Ghana, Oecophylla longinoda Latr. occurs in large numbers on… CONTINUE READING