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


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Information and references regarding Lius poseidon as a biocontrol agent for Clidemia hirta in Hawaii are provided here. For further information, contact webmaster@hear.org.


Status of Lius poseidon as a biocontrol agent for Clidemia hirta in Hawaii

Lius poseidon was released on Oahu and Kauai in 1988, and has since been released on Maui, Molokai, and the Big Island. (info from Conant 2009 (http://www.hear.org/bibliography/references/9501_conant_2009/))

References for Lius poseidon 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/)

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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