Hispid beetles Brontispa longissima are palmivorous insects (Creighton , Lever , in He et al. /06). The larvae and adults are. The coconut hispid beetle Brontispa longissima (Gestro) was accidentally introduced into Western Samoa in Consequently in several beneficial . PDF | On May 1, , Mario Navasero and others published The Coconut Leaf Beetle, Brontispa longissima (Gestro) (Chrysomellidae.

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Biological assessment in quarantine of Bontispa hispinarum Boucek Hymenoptera: Ferrar P, Stechmann D, eds. Further fractionation and compound isolation, particularly of the minor components of botanical extracts, will hopefully reveal a potent phytochemical or synergistic mixture that will be comparable to or even better than synthetic insecticides.

In an antifeedant bioassay, the extract of C.

Report of the expert consultation on coconut beetle outbreak in APPPC member countries

Observations on the insects in plantations in New Caledonia. Integrated Pest Management Young palm trees are sprayed with a suspension of M. The pesticide is applied to the central spike of the palm. Evidence from mitochondrial DNA analysis and crosses between the two nominal brojtispa.

Annual Report of the Department of Agriculture, Brontispa longissima Scientific classification Kingdom: All farmers benefit from the biological control strategy.

The coconut hispine beetle, Brontispa longissima Gestro Coleoptera: Don’t need the entire report? Experience in American Samoa, demonstrated that it is necessary to release substantial numbers of the parasite into suitable populations of Brontispa to ensure establishment.


The treatments were sprayed by a manual sprayer mL per tree. Cohic was the first to record B.

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A small orange and black beetle; 10 mm long by 4 mm wide. One female and two males were then removed from the mating cage and transferred to an ovipositor chamber consisting of a cylinder 15 cm length, 2 cm diameter covered with a longissimz screen.

Entomological Knowledge 41 6: Extract powders were diluted with acetone for laboratory bioassays or in distilled water for semi—field trials. Department of Primary Production. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 22 8: The availability of the posters and leaflets will enable the implementation of Train-the-Trainers for Community Awareness.

Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand, 4: It is significant that, at this age, healthy, vigorous palms achieve relative immunity to severe beetle attack. Pests and other fauna associated with plants, with botanical accounts of plants.

Most members of the Project Coordinating Committee attended the ceremony. Induced plant signaling and its implications for environmental sensing. Destruction of young leaf spike tissues restricts growth for a long time and heavy attack may cause death. The Occurrence of Resistance to Pesticides in Arthropods. The shorter interval between the opening of successive fronds on mature palms, and their larger size, contribute greatly to their relative freedom from attack.

The evolution of function in plant secondary metabolites. Rapid discrimination of two cryptic species within Brontispa longissima Gestro Coleoptera: Goot van der P, Nina T, Manuel L.

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Full colour posters containing important information regarding the pest was printed in both A2 and A3 formats; made in English and Dhivehi languages. The first- second- and final-instar larvae are described in detail by Maulik Current Science, 44 Large areas of the leaflets break off leaving the foliage partially skeletonized and its effective photosynthetic tissue may in extreme cases be reduced to virtually nothing.


The larvae that had molted into pupa were scored as alive. Economic analysis of classical biological pest control: It does not matter if the pest is B. Memorias Do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Parasitoid establishment on the inhabited islands of Maamigili and Fenfushi appears more difficult, despite the release of large numbers of adult parasitoids and mummies on both islands.

Chemical insecticides Marshal 20 percent EC and Chloropyrifos 20 percent EC have shown more promise in controlling the pest Anon, Classical biological control of coconut hispine beetle with the parasitoid Asecodes hispinarum Boucek Hymenoptera: Most feeding damage is from the fifth-instar larva.

With the palms as its point of interest, the lonhissima chews leaflets causing the young leaves to appear scorched as a result of damage. The essential oil from P. Kalshoven provided biological and ecological information based on the work of Franssen and Mo in Indonesia.

Fruit production is significantly reduced if eight or more leaves are destroyed.