Florida Entomologist (2010) 93, 130-132

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J. Medal, N. Bustamante, W. Overholt, R. Diaz, P. Stansly, A. Roda, D. Amalin, K. Hibbard, R. Gaskalla, B. Sellers, S. Hight and J. Cuda (2010)
Biological control of tropical soda apple (Solanaceae) in Florida: Post-release evaluation
Florida Entomologist 93 (1), 130-132
Abstract: The leaf feeding beetle Gratiana boliviana was released on tropical soda apple plants in Sumter County, FL., in 2006. The beetles significantly defoliated the plants over the period of the summers of 2006 and 2007, and became well established in the area.
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Database assignments for author(s): Julio C. Medal, William A. Overholt, Philip A. Stansly, Rodrigo Diaz, James P. Cuda, Divina M. Amalin, Brent A. Sellers, Stephen D. Hight

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

Pest and/or beneficial records:

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

Solanum viarum (weed) U.S.A. (SE)
Gratiana boliviana (weed bioagent) Solanum viarum (weed) U.S.A. (SE)