Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) Lamprosoma azureum as a biocontrol agent
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Status of Lamprosoma azureum as a biocontrol agent for Psidium cattleianum in Hawaii

Lamprosoma azureum (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) was studied as a potential biocontrol of strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum). The larvae and adults feed on the bark of young plants, often girdling and stunting the plant and leaving it susceptible to pathogens. This chrysomelid is confined to the upper elevations above 650m. This insect is no longer under consideration as a biocontrol for strawberry guava because it is not host specific, but attacks other Myrtaceae including Surinam cherry (Eugenia uniflora) and commercial guava (Psidium guajava). (info from http://www.invasive.org/publications/xsymposium/proceed/08pg659.pdf accessed 20091124; info as of 1999)

References for Lamprosoma azureum as a biocontrol agent for Psidium cattleianum in Hawaii

Strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum): prospects for biological control
Smith, Clifford W. and Charles Wikler. 2002. Strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum): prospects for biological control. pp. 108-116 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/9453_smith_2002/)

Strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum)--prospects for biological control
The impacts of seven species of insects that have significant deleterious effects on Psidium cattleianum (strawberry guava) are presented. (http://www.invasive.org/publications/xsymposium/proceed/08pg659.pdf)


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