Parasitons of non-target tephritid flies in hawaii: Implications for biological control of fruit fly pests

  title={Parasitons of non-target tephritid flies in hawaii: Implications for biological control of fruit fly pests},
  author={Jian J. Duan and Matthew F. Purcell and Howard Messing},
We surveyed the parasitoid complex associated with four non-pest tephritid flies in Hawaii,Procecidochares alani Steyskal (on the Island of Hawaii), andEutreta xanthochaeta Aldrich,Phaeogramma lortnocoibon Asquith, andTrupanea dubautiae (Byran) (on the island of Kauai). The former two tephritids are deliberatelyintroduced biological control agents of weeds; and the latter two are endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. Ten species of hymenopterous parasitoids in six families were recovered from these… 
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