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Impact of the biological control agent Mesoclanis polana (Tephritidae) on bitou bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotundata) in eastern Australia

Edwards, P. B.; Adair, R. J.; Holtkamp, R. H.; Wanjura, W. J.; Bruzzese, A S; Forrester, Robert


The seed fly Mesoclanis polana (Diptera: Tephritidae) was released in Australia in 1996. Its impact on seed production of bitou bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotundata) was monitored at eight sites along the New South Wales coast from 1996 to 2004. Peak flowerhead production occurred in autumn (March to May); therefore, samples collected in May of each year were used to compare abundance and impact of M. polana across sites and between years. Latitude had a significant effect on...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Bulletin of Entomological Research
DOI: 10.1017/S000748530800610X


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