Laboratory host range testing of Lilioceris sp. near impressa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) – a potential biological control agent of air potato, Dioscorea bulbifera (Dioscoreaceae)

@article{Pemberton2010LaboratoryHR,
  title={Laboratory host range testing of Lilioceris sp. near impressa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) – a potential biological control agent of air potato, Dioscorea bulbifera (Dioscoreaceae)},
  author={R. Pemberton and Gloria L. Witkus},
  journal={Biocontrol Science and Technology},
  year={2010},
  volume={20},
  pages={567 - 587}
}
  • R. Pemberton, Gloria L. Witkus
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Biocontrol Science and Technology
  • Abstract Air potato, Dioscorea bulbifera, is an invasive, herbaceous, climbing vine, which dominates invaded native vegetation in Florida. The fortuitous discovery of Lilioceris sp. near impressa defoliating D. bulbifera vines and feeding on the bulbils (aerial tubers) in the Katmandu Valley of Nepal initiated a project to assess the potential of this leaf beetle for biological control of air potato in Florida. Quarantine host specificity tests were conducted on 41 plant species in 24 families… CONTINUE READING
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