n African Entomology - Digitivalva (Digitivalva) delaireae sp. n. (Lepidoptera : Acrolepiidae), a potential biological control agent for Delairea odorata (Asteraceae) : short communication
|Article Title||Digitivalva (Digitivalva) delaireae sp. n. (Lepidoptera : Acrolepiidae), a potential biological control agent for Delairea odorata (Asteraceae) : short communication|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Author||R. Gaedike and M. Kruger|
|Publication Date||Sep 2002|
|Pages||357 - 360|
The first author received a series of specimens of an acrolepiid moth from K. Tuck of The Natural History Museum, London, requesting an identification. These specimens were found to represent a new species from the genus Digitivalva. The original intention was to publish the species description as part of a major revision of the Acrolepiidae of the Afrotropical Region. However, the Plant Protection Research Institute of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC-PPRI) is currently investigating the potential of this moth as a biological control agent against D. odorata and has therefore requested the description to be made available as a matter of urgency. An opportunity is hereby provided to summarize available biological information.
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