Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Difficulties with the release and establishment of Carposina autologa Meyrick (Carposinidae) on the weed Hakea sericea (Proteaceae) in South Africa.

Abstract

Carposina autologa was introduced from Australia to South Africa as a biological control agent against the weed Hakea sericea. The previously devised methods of releasing the moth are reviewed, its level of establishment monitored at 2 sites, and reasons are given for the suspension of this programme in 1983.