Latest Erythrina Stories

2010-09-28 18:37:19

A black, two-millimeter-long wasp from East Africa is helping wage war on one of its own kind"”the Erythrina gall wasp, an invasive species that's decimated Hawaii's endemic wiliwili (Erythrina sandwicensis) and introduced coral bean trees (Erythrina spp.). Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) officials "recruited" the beneficial wasp, Eurytoma erythrinae, and first released it in November 2008 after evaluating its host specificity as a biocontrol agent. U.S. Department of...

2010-07-01 07:25:00

BAHIA DE CARAQUEZ, Ecuador, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Applying for the American Academy of Hospitality Services' (AAHS) Five Star Green Award is a nail-biting, exciting experience. Ever since it became a new category in 2006, the highly coveted recognition has symbolized industry excellence in its truest form. And this year, it's an honor bestowed to Casa Ceibo Boutique Hotel & Spa (http://www.casaceibo.com) in Ecuador's only "eco-city," Bahia de Caraquez. The first recipient of the...

2006-03-07 07:31:36

HONOLULU (AP) - State officials are hoping to save Hawaii's native wiliwili tree with a bug found in eastern Africa. Mohsen Ramadan, a state exploratory entomologist, spent two months in Tanzania looking for a natural solution to fight the wiliwili-destroying Erythrina gall wasp and found a wasp of the Eurytoma species. The Eurytoma wasps feeds externally on gall wasp larvae and pupae. It attacks 95 percent of gall wasps in Tanzania. The gall wasp found its way to all of the main Hawaiian...

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