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Field release of Secusio extensa (Butler) (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae), for biological control of fireweed, Senecio madagascariensis Poiret (Asterales: Asteraceae), in Hawaii
The draft environmental assessment regarding biological control of fireweed was prepared by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (January 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.
Secusio extensa information (biocontrol in Hawaii) from HEAR.org
Information about Secusio extensa as it is relevant to biocontrol (biological control) efforts in Hawaii is provided by the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR).
Biological fix for invasive species: State wants larvae to take bite out of fireweed
The potential for controlling fireweed in Hawaii by introducing the Secusio extensa moth is discussed in a Maui News article (6/15/2008).
Bugs readied for eco-battle
The erythrina gall wasp, nettle caterpillar, and Madagascar fireweed are Hawaii pests that may be combatted by biocontrol agents if Hawaii receives federal approval for their release (Honolulu Advertiser, 5/11/2008).
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