Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) Antiblemma acclinalis as a biocontrol agent
for Clidemia hirta in Hawaii


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Status of Antiblemma acclinalis as a biocontrol agent for Clidemia hirta in Hawaii

Antiblemma acclinalis was released in 1995 on Oahu and Kauai. It has been found since on Oahu, but has not been collected there recently [as of 2009] (perhaps because of the many natural enemies of lepidopterans present in Hawaii). No recovery effort has been made on Kauai. (info from Conant 2009 (http://www.hear.org/bibliography/references/9501_conant_2009/); info as of 2009)

References for Antiblemma acclinalis as a biocontrol agent for Clidemia hirta in Hawaii

Classical biological control of Clidemia hirta (Melastomataceae) in Hawaii using multiple strategies
Conant, Patrick. 2002. Classical biological control of Clidemia hirta (Melastomataceae) in Hawaii using multiple strategies. pp. 13-20 in Smith, Clifford W., Julie Denslow, and Stephen Hight (eds). 2002. Proceedings of workshop on biological control of native ecosystems in Hawaii. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany) Technical Report 129. 122 pages. from http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/duffy/techr/129.pdf accessed 16 March 2008. (http://www.hear.org/bibliography/references/9442_conant_2002/)

Introductions for biological control in Hawaii 1997-2001
Culliney, Thomas W., Walter T. Nagamine, and Kenneth K. Teramoto. 2003. Introductions for biological control in Hawaii 1997-2001. Proc. Hawaiian Entomol. Soc. (2003) 36:145-153. (http://www.hear.org/bibliography/references/9459_culliney_2003/)

Clidemia hirta (L.) D. Don (Melastomataceae)
Conant, Patrick. 2009. Clidemia hirta (L.) D. Don (Melastomataceae). Chapter (9) in Muniappan, R., G.V.P. Reddy, and A. Raman. 2009. Biological control of tropical weeds using arthropods. Cambridge University Press. (http://www.hear.org/bibliography/references/9501_conant_2009/)


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