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Fruit Fly Eradication in Hawaii: Environmental Considerations for Unique Island Ecosystems

  • R. H. Messing
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Abstract

Because of direct crop losses, marketing restrictions, and the threat of infestation to the U.S. mainland, an ambitious program in Hawaii is being directed towards the elimination of four tephritid species: Dacus cucurbitae (Coquillet), Dacus dorsalis (Hendel), Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), and Dacus latifrons (Hendel). USDA-ARS is currently conducting pilot tests to demonstrate the feasibility of eradication and to document environmental safety of various control methods, beginning on the island of Kauai.

Keywords

Gall Midge Methyl Eugenol Tephritid Species Sterile Insect Release Male Annihilation 
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