Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) Phyllonorycter myricae as a biocontrol agent
for Morella faya in Hawaii


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Status of Phyllonorycter myricae as a biocontrol agent for Morella faya in Hawaii

In 2000, Phyllonorycter myricae (Lepidoptera, Gracillaridae) was held in quarantine from Madeira as a potential biological control agent for Morella faya. The colony was considerably inbred and it was not possible to replenish the stock. Establishment of this microlepidopteran likely would be jeopardized by parasitoids already established in Hawaii, and there was little evidence that this agent would have a significant impact on its target. (info from http://www.hear.org/bibliography/references/9451_smith_2002/)

References for Phyllonorycter myricae 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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