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Proceedings of the X International Symposium on Biological Control of
Weeds - July 4-14, 1999

Edited by:
Neal RSpencer -
Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, U.S.A., 2000.

Session 8: Host Selection and Specificity.

Refereed Papers

Australian Seed-Preventing Gall Midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) as Potential Biological Control Agents for Invasive Acacia sppin South Africa.
     Adair R.J., Neser S., Kolesik P.

Insect-Plant Relationships and Behavioral Observations of the Stem-Feeding Beetle Thamnurgus euphorbiae Küster (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), a New Biocontrol Agent from Italy to Control Leafy Spurge in the U.S.
     Cristofaro M., Lecce F., Campobasso G., Terragitti G., Spencer N.R, Mann K.D.

The Host Specificity of Phyllocoptes nevadensis Roivainen (Acari: Eriophyidae), a Candidate for the Biological Control of Leafy and Cypress Spurges.
     Littlefield J.Land Sobhian R.

Progress and Prospects for Biological Control of Solanum viarum Dunal in the USA.
     Medal J.C., Gandolfo D., Pitelli R.A., Santana A., Cuda J., Sudbrink D.

The Gloomy Future of the Broom Rust as a Biocontrol Agent.
     Morin L., Jourdan M., Paynter Q.

Current Researches of Brazilian Weeds in Paraná State – Biological Control of Weeds Program, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
     Pedrosa-Macedo J.H., Wikler C., Vitorino M.D., Smith C.W.

Biology and Specificity Tests of the Sawfly – Heteroperreyia hubrichi Malaise, 1955 (Hymenoptera: Pergidae) a Potential Biological Control Agent for Brazilian Peppertree – Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae).
     Vitorino M.D., Pedrosa-Macedo J.H., Cuda J.P.

The Biology of Tectococcus ovatus Hempel (Heteroptera: Eriococcidae) and its Potential as a Biocontrol Agent of Psidium cattleianum (Myrtaceae).
     Vitorino M.D., Pedrosa-Macedo J.H., Smith C.W.

Strawberry Guava (Psidium cattleianum) – Prospects for Biological Control.
     Wikler C., Pedrosa-Macedo J.H., Vitorino M.D., Caxambú M.G., Smith C.W.

Gall Former as a Biological Control for Strawberry Guava – Psidium cattleianum.
     Wikler C.


Biology and Host Range of Falconia intermedia (Hemiptera: Miridae), a Potentially Damaging Natural Enemy of Lantana camara in South Africa.
     Baars J.R.

Oversummering and Host Specificity of Zygina sp(Cicadellidae), a Potential Agent for the Control of Bridal Creeper, Asparagus asparagoides (Asparagaceae).
     Batchelor K., Scott J.K., Witt A.B.R., Woodburn T.L.

Breeding and Development Statistics of Gratiana spadicea (Col.: Cassidinae) on Wild Tomato (Solanum sisymbriifolium), and Eggplant (Smelongena).
     Broide Schachter J., Gandolfo D., Gürtler R.E.

Getting a Grip on the Target: Experiences with Salsola Diseases.
     Bruckhart W.L., Luster D.G., Ryan F., Schwarczinger I., Vajna L., Sobhian R.

Host Specificity Studies of the Pathogen Mycovellosiella lantanae varlantanae for the Biological Control of Lantana camara in South Africa.
     Den Breeÿen A., Morris M.J., Serdani M.

Host Specificity of Algarobius bottimeri and Algarobius prosopsis in Australia.
     Donnelly G.P.

Exploring the Host Range of Fusarium tumidum, a Candidate Bioherbicide for Gorse and Broom in New Zealand.
     Fröhlich J., Morin L., Gianotti A.

• Potential Evolution of Host Range in Herbivorous Insects.
     Futuyma D.

Biology and Host Specificity of the Tortoise Beetle Gratiana boliviana, a Candidate for Biocontrol of Tropical Soda Apple (Solanum viarum).
     Gandolfo D., Sudbrink D., Medal J.

The Leaf Surface of Tropical Soda Apple and Other Solanaceae: Implications for the Larval Host Specificity of the Tortoise Beetle Gratiana boliviana.
     Gandolfo D.

Cheilosia praecox and Cpsilophthalma, Two Phytophagous Hoverflies Selected as Potential Biological Control Agents of Hawkweeds (Hieracium spp.) in New Zealand.
     Grosskopf G.

• The Theory of Plant-Insect Interactions and Its Application to Host Specificity Testing.
     Heard T.

• Host Specificity Assessment of European Peristenus Species for Classical Biological Control of Native Lygus Species in North America: A Safety First Approach for Evaluating Non-Target Risks.
     Kuhlmann U.

Phomopsis cirsii: A Promising Control Agent Against Cirsium arvense.
     Leth Vand Andreasen C.

The Use of Eriophyid Mites as Biological Weed Control Agents in North America.
     Littlefield J.L.

[Rejection of] Fusarium pallidoroseum as a Biological Control Agent of Mimosa invisa in Upland Rice.
     Mabbayad M.Oand Watson A.K.

Field Plot Experiments, a Method of Assessing the Host Range of Biological Control Agents for Melaleuca quinquenervia in Its Native Range.
     Purcell M.F., Galway K.E., Goolsby J.A., Makinson J.R., Mira D.

• Evaluating Host Specificity of Agents for Biological Control of Arthropods: Rationale, Methodology, and Interpretation.
     Sands D.

Host-Range Testing: What Can It Tell Us, and How Can It Be Better Interpreted?
     Schaffner U.

Host Range of Puccinia melampodii: Implications for Its Use as a Biocontrol Agent of Parthenium Weed in Australia.
     Seier M.Kand Tomley A.J.

Find Them, Screen Them and Release ThemIs There a Better Way?
     Smyth Mand Sheppard A.

• The Role of Coincidence in Host-Range Expansion.
     Tallamy D.

• The Meaning of "Host-Range" and "Host-Specificity", and Implications for Host-Specificity Testing.
     Van Klinken R.D.

Brazilian Peppertree – Prospects for Biological Control.
     Vitorino M.D., Pedrosa-Macedo J.H., Wikler C., Sousa L.P., Medal J.C., Cuda J.P.

• Time-Dependent Changes in Responsiveness Can Influence the Outcome of Both No-Choice and Choice Assays.
     Withers T.

• Denotes Oral Presentations

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The University of Georgia - Warnell School of Forest Resources and
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Dept. of Entomology
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