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Distribution of Chromolaena odorata and its Biological Control in Taiwan

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Title: Distribution of Chromolaena odorata and its Biological Control in Taiwan
Authors: Lai, Po-Yung
Muniappan, R.
Wang, Tzu-Hui
Wu, Chin-Jung
Keywords: Acalitus adoratus
biological control agents
Cecidochares connexa
Chromolaena odorata
introduced species
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Pareuchaetes pseudoinsulata
perennial weeds
weed control
geographical distribution

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Issue Date: Dec 2006
Publisher: Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation: Lai P, Muniappan R, Wang T, Wu C. 2006. Distribution of Chromolaena odorata and its biological control in Taiwan. Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 38:119–122.
Abstract: Chromolaena odorata, introduced about 15 years ago to the southern part of Taiwan as a medicinal plant has become an invasive weed and has already spread to the counties of Pingtung, Kaohsiung, Tainan, Chiayi, Yunlin, Changhau, Taichung, and Taitung. An eriophyid mite, Acalitus adoratus, has been fortuitously introduced but is not effective in controlling C. odorata. Two effective natural enemies, a moth, Pareuchaetes pseudoinsulata and a gall fly, Cecidochares connexa have been imported from Guam into the quarantine facility at the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology for host-specificity testing and field release upon approval by the quarantine authority.
Description: Scientific note.
ISSN: 0073-134X
Appears in Collections:Volume 38 - December 2006 : Hawaiian Entomological Society

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