Three Targets of Classical Biological Control in the Caribbean : Success , Contribution , and Failure

  title={Three Targets of Classical Biological Control in the Caribbean : Success , Contribution , and Failure},
  author={J. P. Michaud},
Three examples of classical biological control in Florida and the Caribbean basin are compared and contrasted. Use of the encyrtid parasitoids Anagyrus kamali Moursi and Gyranusoidea indica Shafee, Alam and Agarwal against the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green, in the Caribbean exemplifies a well conceived and successful program. Islands where the parasitoids have been introduced in a timely manner have avoided the major agricultural and economic losses suffered on islands… CONTINUE READING

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