Establishment of Beneficial Insects in Trinidad, B.W.I

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TRINIDAD is a continental island and, in contrast with oceanic islands like Fiji, Hawaii and Mauritius, affords an unfavourable biological environment for the establishment of introduced insect parasites and predators. The only beneficial species, apart from the honeybee, which have become successfully established appear to be the thrips parasite, Dasyscapus parvipennis Gahan, and the Javanese beetle, Plsius javanus Erichson.

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CALLAN, E. Establishment of Beneficial Insects in Trinidad, B.W.I. Nature 157, 555–556 (1946) doi:10.1038/157555d0

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