Florida Entomologist (2007) 90, 565-569

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Donald C. Henne, Seth J. Johnson and Sanford D. Porter (2007)
Status of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon tricuspis (Diptera: Phoridae) in Louisiana
Florida Entomologist 90 (3), 565-569
Abstract: Eight releases of the South American fire ant decapitating fly, Pseudacteon tricuspis Borgmeier, were conducted in Louisiana from 1999 to 2006. Although P. tricuspis was initially recaptured at 88% of the release sites, four of the releases ultimately failed, so long-term establishment was only 43%. Fly populations from two releases have expanded out 50-80 km from their release sites (Fall 2006).
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Database assignments for author(s): Donald C. Henne, Sanford D. Porter

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
classical biocontrol/new introduction
surveys/distribution/isolation


Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.


Solenopsis invicta U.S.A. (mid S)
Pseudacteon tricuspis (parasitoid) Solenopsis invicta U.S.A. (mid S)