Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) Caloptilia nr. schinella as a biocontrol agent
for Morella faya in Hawaii


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Status of Caloptilia nr. schinella as a biocontrol agent for Morella faya in Hawaii

"Caloptilia nr. schinella (Lepidoptera, Gracillaridae) from the Azores and Madeira was released in Hawaii in 1991. It is established but has had no demonstrable effect. It is possible that leaf miner parasitoids are attacking this moth...." (info from http://www.hear.org/bibliography/references/9451_smith_2002/)

References for Caloptilia nr. schinella as a biocontrol agent for Morella faya in Hawaii

Forest pest biological control program in Hawaii
Smith, Clifford W. 2002. Forest pest biological control program in Hawaii. pp. 91-98 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/9451_smith_2002/)


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