References, biological control, PNG Minimize

June 2011.PNG asked for up-to-date information on Brontispa of coconuts.

In reply, a member from the Philippines submitted the following references to recent work:

FAO ( 2004) Report of the expert consultation on coconut beetle outbreak in APPPC member countries. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Bangkok, Thailand.

Appanah S, Sim HC, Sankaran KV (eds.) 2005. Developing an Asia-Pacific strategy for forest invasive species: The coconut beetle problem - bridging agriculture and forestry. Report of the Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network Workshop, 22-25 February, 2005, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 142 pp.

Liebregts, W, Viet TT,  Chapman K (2006) Rearing Brontispa longissima and its parasitoid Asecodes hispinarum. FAO/TCP/VIE/2905. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand.