Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) Acythopeus cocciniae as a biocontrol agent
for Coccinia grandis in Hawaii


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Status of Acythopeus cocciniae as a biocontrol agent for Coccinia grandis in Hawaii

"Combined damage from larval and adult feeding can be quite severe. Acythopeus cocciniae was first released on Oahu in November 1999 and in Kona one month later. It has been recovered at all release sites on both islands." (info from Marianne E. Chun (http://www.hear.org/bibliography/references/9441_chun_2002/ [http://www.hear.org/pcsu/techreports/pdfs/pcsutechreport00129chun.pdf] accessed 10 August 2009); info as of June 2000)

References for Acythopeus cocciniae as a biocontrol agent for Coccinia grandis in Hawaii

Biological control of ivy gourd, Coccinia grandis (Cucurbitaceae), in Hawaii
Chun, Marianne E. 2002. Biological control of ivy gourd, Coccinia grandis (Cucurbitaceae), in Hawaii. pp. 8-12 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/9441_chun_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/)


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