Life history of Parafreutreta regalis (Diptera: Tephritidae): a candidate agent for biological control of Delairea odorata.

Abstract

Cape-ivy, Delairea odorata Lamaire, is an ornamental vine, native to the eastern part of South Africa, which has escaped into natural areas in many countries and become a serious pest. Exploratory surveys in South Africa located several potential biological control agents. One of these is Parafreutreta regalis Munro, a tephritid fly that causes large (14 by… (More)
DOI: 10.1603/EN09135

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