Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) Josia fluonia as a biocontrol agent
for Passiflora tarminiana in Hawaii


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Information and references regarding Josia fluonia as a biocontrol agent for Passiflora tarminiana in Hawaii are provided here. For further information, contact webmaster@hear.org.


Status of Josia fluonia as a biocontrol agent for Passiflora tarminiana in Hawaii

Josia fluonia (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae), a defoliator, was recommended for release in Hawaii as a biological control agent for Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima, but release may have been reconsidered when experiments indicated it can survive on edible passionfruit (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa). The insect does not appear to have a significant impact on the target plant. (info from http://www.hear.org/bibliography/references/9451_smith_2002/)

References for Josia fluonia as a biocontrol agent for Passiflora tarminiana 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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