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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Biodiversity Protection in the Galapagos Through Biological Control of Invasive Tropical Fire Ants

Location: Imported Fire Ant and Household Insects

Project Number: 6615-32000-044-27
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Mar 01, 2014
End Date: Sep 30, 2015

Objective:
Rear and evaluate native phorid decapitating flies from Texas as potential self-sustaining natural enemies of tropical fire ants.

Approach:
Classical biological control and insect rearing procedures.

Last Modified: 7/28/2014
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