June 2006. A question on the use of Bixa as a trap crop for Riptortus sp., a pest of bean species in Solomon Islands.
No information was forthcoming, only a reference to a related insect (Helopeltis) being found on the same plant:
Smith ESC (1978) Host and distribution records of Helopeltis clavifer (Walker) (Heteroptera: Miridae) in Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea Agricultural Journal 29(1/4): 1-4.
Identification of Bixa can be done with assistance of information at the HEAR website:
References to Bixa from PNG:
Croft J (1981) Bixaceae. In: Henty, E.E. ed. Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea Volume II. Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, pp. 1-3. www.papuaweb.org/dlib/bk1/flora/index.html