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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Caption for February 2012 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Battling Problem Pests in Paradise." As part of the Hawaii areawide pest management program for the oriental fruit fly, center director Dennis Gonsalves (left) and entomologist Roger Vargas expose fly-infested guavas to parasitic wasps.

Caption for February 2004 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Fruit Flies Flee Paradise." A tiny wasp, Biosteres arisanus, is a natural enemy of the oriental fruit fly. As part of the biological component of the Hawaii areawide pest management program for the fly pest, center director Dennis Gonsalves (left) and Roger Vargas expose fly-infested guavas to the wasps.

 

Photo by Stephen Ausmus.


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Last Modified: 2/1/2012