oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Difficulties with the release and establishment of Carposina autologa Meyrick (Carposinidae) on the weed Hakea sericea (Proteaceae) in South Africa

Volume 50, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The moth Carposina autologo Meyrick was introduced from Australia to South Africa to reduce accumulated seed on the weed Hokea sericea Schrader. The previously devised methods of releasing the moth are reviewed, its level of establishment monitored at two sites, and reasons are given for the suspension of this programme in 1983.

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