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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Eradication of a Scarab Beetle from the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

item Asquith, A - DOI FISH & WILDLIFE
item Klein, Michael
item Hoffman, N - FISH & WILDLIFE

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 12, 1999
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Protaetia pryeri (Coleoptera: Cetoniiae) is an introduced pest on Midway Islands (US Fish and Wildlife Refuge). This pest feeds on numerous fruits, vegetables and flowers and is also considered a nuisance to people. This pest is currently not in Hawaii or any other U.S. state. The potential of eradicating this pest from the Midway Islands was evaluated. Soil sampling was conducted to determine the density, stage and location of the immature stages. Laboratory and field trials with the soil insecticide, halofenozide were conducted.

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