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Ruling out a host-range expansion as the cause of the unpredicted non-target attack on tagasaste (Chamaecytisus proliferus) by Bruchidius villosus
(CSIRO Entomology, 2004)
Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius) is a woody shrub of European origin that is an invasive weed in New Zealand. Bruchidius villosus was released in New Zealand in 1986 as a biological control agent of Scotch broom, after ...
Endemic biodiversity, natural enemies, and the future of biological control
(Montana State University, 2000)
In recent public comment on proposed introductions for biological control of weeds in New Zealand, the issues of dilution of endemic biodiversity and homogenization of the fauna, have been raised as a reason for not ...
Oregus inaequalis Castelnau, its distribution, and abundance at Swampy Summit, Otago
A comprehensive study was undertaken to determine the historical and current distributions of Oregus inaequalis, its abundance at Swampy Summit and the possibility of hedgehogs as potential predators. The report details ...
The conservation status of invertebrates in Canterbury
This report uses a species-based approach to identify invertebrates that are threatened / endangered, and, in some cases, needing short- or long-term management to ensure their survival. The aims of this project were to: ...
Captive breeding of Wellington speargrass weevil
(Lincoln University. Soil, Plant & Ecological Sciences Division, 2004-06)
This project was initiated in May 1999 with the aim of determining optimum rearing conditions to breed Lyperobius huttoni in captivity. The programme has been relatively unsuccessful with only a single individual reared ...