Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) Tetranychus lintearius as a biocontrol agent
for Ulex europaeus in Hawaii


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Status of Tetranychus lintearius as a biocontrol agent for Ulex europaeus in Hawaii

The gorse spider mite Tetranychus lintearius (Acari, Tetranychidae) was released in 1995 to control gorse (Ulex europaeus) in Hawaii. It is well established. (info from http://www.hear.org/bibliography/references/9446_markin_2002/ accessed 20091104; info as of 2000)

References for Tetranychus lintearius as a biocontrol agent for Ulex europaeus in Hawaii

Biological control of gorse in Hawaii: a program review
Markin, George P., Patrick Conant, Eloise Killgore, and Ernest Yoshioka. 2002. Biological control of gorse in Hawaii: a program review. pp. 53-1 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/9446_markin_2002/)


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