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Title First record of a specialist folivore of Chromolaena odorata (Asteraceae) in Togo, and indices of its range expansion in Nigeria: implications for biological control.

Authors Aigbedion-Atalor, P. O.; Idemudia, I.; Adom, M.; Day, M.

Author Affiliation P. O. Aigbedion-Atalor International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya.

Author Email patalor@icipe.org

Journal Biocontrol Science and Technology 2018 Vol 28 No. 8 pp. 805-810

ISSN 0958-3157


Abstract

Pareuchaetes pseudoinsulata is reported for the first time in Togo and widespread in south-western Nigeria, albeit in low densities and difficult to detect. Country-wide surveys are warranted in both countries, with the intention of renewing efforts in the biological control of Chromolaena odorata in western Africa, where the socio-ecological impact of the weed is significant.
Publication type
Journal article

Publisher
Taylor & Francis

Year of publication
2018

Location of publication
Abingdon

Country of publication
UK

Language of publication
English

Language of summary
English

Geographical location
Africa
Nigeria
Togo


Record number
20183341008

Organism descriptor
Asteraceae
Chromolaena
Chromolaena odorata
Pareuchaetes
Pareuchaetes pseudoinsulata
plants


Descriptor
biological control
control
dispersion
ecology
invasive species
natural enemies
plant ecology
sociology
spread
surveys
weeds


Identifier
biocontrol
invasive organisms
invasives
new records
Siam weed
social aspects
subsaharan Africa


Broad Term
Asteraceae
Asterales
eudicots
angiosperms
Spermatophyta
plants
eukaryotes
Chromolaena
ACP Countries
Anglophone Africa
Africa
Commonwealth of Nations
Developing Countries
West Africa
Africa South of Sahara
Arctiidae
Lepidoptera
insects
Hexapoda
arthropods
invertebrates
animals
Pareuchaetes
Francophone Africa
Least Developed Countries