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Research Project: Determining the Distribution and Natural Enemy Complex of the Roseau Cane Scale in Asia

Location: Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit

Project Number: 8010-22000-033-16-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Jun 23, 2020
End Date: Sep 30, 2021

Objective:
The objective of this project is to identify effective exotic natural enemies of roseau scale insect as candidate biocontrol agents in the U.S.

Approach:
• Conduct foreign exploration for natural enemies in Asia (in coordination with APHIS and cooperators). • Participate in planning and coordination of Asian cooperator surveys to obtain new natural enemies (parasitoids) of roseau scale, identify the natural host range of the parasitoids, and identify species that could be imported to U.S. for evaluation as candidate agents in the U.S.