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Biocontrol agent: Aroplectrus dimerus
Status in Hawaii: The Hawaii Department of Agriculture proposed the introduction of the parasitic wasp Aroplectrus dimerus from Taiwan as a biological control agent of the nettle caterpillar after host range and specificity tests were completed. The wasp has been in colonization at the HDOA Insect Containment Facility. A draft environmental assessment was prepared in 2007 and has been submitted for approval by state and federal agencies.
|The Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk (HEAR) project is currently funded by the Pacific Basin Information Node (PBIN) of the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) through PIERC (USGS) with support from HCSU (UH Hilo). More details are available online.|
|This page was created on 04 August 2009 by PT, and was last updated on 15 December 2009 by PT.|