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

Location: Imported Fire Ant and Household Insects Research

Project Number: 6036-32000-048-07-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 1, 2014
End Date: Feb 28, 2019

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.