Introduction and establishment of Carvalhotingis visenda (Hemiptera: Tingidae) as a biological control agent for cat's claw creeper Macfadyena unguis-cati (Bignoniaceae) in Australia

Dhileepan, K., Trevino, M., Bayliss, D., Saunders, M., Shortus, M., McCarthy, J., Snow, E. L. and Walter, G. H. (2010) Introduction and establishment of Carvalhotingis visenda (Hemiptera: Tingidae) as a biological control agent for cat's claw creeper Macfadyena unguis-cati (Bignoniaceae) in Australia. Biological Control, 55 1: 58-62. doi:10.1016/j.biocontrol.2010.06.016


Author Dhileepan, K.
Trevino, M.
Bayliss, D.
Saunders, M.
Shortus, M.
McCarthy, J.
Snow, E. L.
Walter, G. H.
Title Introduction and establishment of Carvalhotingis visenda (Hemiptera: Tingidae) as a biological control agent for cat's claw creeper Macfadyena unguis-cati (Bignoniaceae) in Australia
Formatted title
Introduction and establishment of Carvalhotingis visenda (Hemiptera: Tingidae) as a biological control agent for cat's claw creeper Macfadyena unguis-cati (Bignoniaceae) in Australia
Journal name Biological Control   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1049-9644
1090-2112
Publication date 2010-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2010.06.016
Volume 55
Issue 1
Start page 58
End page 62
Total pages 5
Place of publication United States
Publisher Academic Press
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject C1
050103 Invasive Species Ecology
960414 Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Formatted abstract
Carvalhotingis visenda (Hemiptera: Tingidae) is the first biological control agent approved for release against cat’s claw creeper Macfadyena unguis-cati (Bignoniaceae) in Australia. The mass-rearing and field releases of C. visenda commenced in May 2007 and since then more than half a million individuals have been released at 72 sites in Queensland and New South Wales. In addition, community groups have released over 11,000 tingid-infested potted cat’s claw creeper plants at 63 sites in Queensland. Establishment of C. visenda was evident at 80% of the release sites after three years. The tingid established on the two morphologically distinct ‘long-pod’ and ‘short-pod’ cat’s claw creeper varieties present in Australia. Establishment was more at sites that received three or more field releases (83%) than at sites that received two or less releases (73%); and also at sites that received more than 5000 individuals (82%) than at sites that received less than 5000 individuals (68%). In the field, the tingid spread slowly (5.4 m per year), and the maximum distance of C. visenda incidence away from the initial release points ranged from 6 m to approximately 1 km.
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Keyword Tingidae
Mass-rearing
Field release
Community groups
Establishment
Weed
Biological control
Cat's claw creeper
Australia
Invasive Liana
South Africa
Chrysomelidae
Coleoptera
Biocontrol
Herbivory
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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