Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Transport and the spread of crop pests in tropical Polynesia.

Abstract

An account of the transport and spread throughout Oceania of crop pests such as the scarabaeid Oryctes rhinoceros, the chrysomelid Brontispa longissima, the phasmid Graeffea crouanii, the curculionid Rhabdoscelus obscurus, the diaspidid Aspidiotus destructor and the snail Achatina fulica, mainly through human agency, is given. The need for a rigid quarantine of plant pests is emphasized.