Project Number: 2040-43000-018-09-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2018
End Date: Oct 31, 2020
To conduct host range testing with Phymasticus coffea, a prospective biological control agent of coffee berry borer, a significant pests of coffee.
Using no-choice and choice tests, native and introduced scolytine beetle relatives of the coffee berry borer will be tested in quarantine for their suitability as hosts for the exotic parasitoid Phymasticus coffea to determine if released of this wasp into the Hawaii environment would be safe.