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Melittia oedipus
(Sesiidae)

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Taxonomy & nomenclature

Melittia oedipus information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Melittia oedipus, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.


Biocontrol (potential for use as)

Field release of Melittia oedipus (Lepidoptera: Sessidae), a non-indigenous moth for control of ivy gourd, Coccinia grandis (Cucurbitaceae), in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Potential biocontrol of ivy gourd in Guam with an introduced moth is reviewed in a draft environmental assessment from USDA APHIS (2006).

Biological control of ivy gourd, Coccinia grandis (Cucurbitaceae), in Hawaii
Chun, Marianne E. 2002. Biological control of ivy gourd, Coccinia grandis (Cucurbitaceae), in Hawaii. pp. 8-12 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.

Introductions for biological control in Hawaii 1997-2001
Culliney, Thomas W., Walter T. Nagamine, and Kenneth K. Teramoto. 2003. Introductions for biological control in Hawaii 1997-2001. Proc. Hawaiian Entomol. Soc. (2003) 36:145-153.

Melittia oedipus information (biocontrol in Hawaii) from HEAR.org
Information about Melittia oedipus as it is relevant to biocontrol (biological control) efforts in Hawaii is provided by the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR).


Images

Melittia oedipus images (Starr)
Images of Melittia oedipus (Sesiidae) (ivy gourd / coccinia clearwing moth, african vine borer are provided by from Forest and Kim Starr.


Full-text articles

Proceedings of workshop on biological control of native ecosystems in Hawaii
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.

Biological control of ivy gourd, Coccinia grandis (Cucurbitaceae), in Hawaii
Chun, Marianne E. 2002. Biological control of ivy gourd, Coccinia grandis (Cucurbitaceae), in Hawaii. pp. 8-12 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.

Introductions for biological control in Hawaii 1997-2001
Culliney, Thomas W., Walter T. Nagamine, and Kenneth K. Teramoto. 2003. Introductions for biological control in Hawaii 1997-2001. Proc. Hawaiian Entomol. Soc. (2003) 36:145-153.


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