Latest in Hawaiʻi Biocontrol

Current Projects:

Gall Wasp Button

Target: Quadrastichus erythrinae

Agent: Aprostocetus nitens

Draft Environmental Assessment
Comment Period Closed: January 22, 2020

Target: Tibouchina herbacea & related melastomes

Agent: Syphraea uberabensis

Draft Environmental Assessment
Comment Deadline: February 24, 2020

Target: Miconia calvescens

Agent: Euselasia chrysippe

Target: Schinus terebinthifolia

Agent: Pseudophilothrips ichini

Upcoming Projects:

TARGET: Devil weed (Chromolaena odorata)/ AGENT: Cecidochares connexa

TARGET: Gorse (Ulex europaeus)/ AGENT: Gorse pod moth (Cydia succedana)

TARGET: Himalayan ginger (Hedychium gardnerianum)/ AGENT: Merochlorops dimorphus

Recent Past Project Archive:

TARGET: Erythrina gall wasp (Quadrastichus erythrinae) / AGENT: Eurytoma erythrinae
TARGET: Strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum) / AGENT: Tectococcus ovatus
TARGET: Stinging nettle caterpillar (Darna pallivitta) / AGENT: Aroplectrus dimerus


OEQC – How the environmental review process works
OEQC – The Environmental Notice
HDOA Plant Pest Control Branch
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station