Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) Lithraeus atronotatus as a biocontrol agent
for Schinus terebinthifolius in Hawaii


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Information and references regarding Lithraeus atronotatus as a biocontrol agent for Schinus terebinthifolius in Hawaii are provided here. For further information, contact webmaster@hear.org.


Status of Lithraeus atronotatus as a biocontrol agent for Schinus terebinthifolius in Hawaii

Lithraeus atronotatus (Coleoptera, Bruchidae), a seed-feeding beetle from Brazil, was introduced to Hawaii in 1960 as a biocontrol agent for Christmasberry (Schinus terebinthifolius). The beetle became established but reportedly causes only minor damage to its host. (info from http://www.hear.org/bibliography/references/9444_hight_2002/ accessed 20091104; info as of 2002)

References for Lithraeus atronotatus as a biocontrol agent for Schinus terebinthifolius in Hawaii

Host specificity and risk assessment of Heteroperryia hubrichi, a potential classical biological control agent of christmasberry (Schinus terebinthifolius) in Hawaii
Hight, Stephen D. 2002. Host specificity and risk assessment of Heteroperryia hubrichi, a potential classical biological control agent of christmasberry (Schinus terebinthifolius) in Hawaii. pp 30-44 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/9444_hight_2002/)


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