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coconut moth in Fiji

John D. Tothill

coconut moth in Fiji

a history of its control by means of parasites

by John D. Tothill

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Published by Imperial Bureau of Entomology in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Levuana iridescens,
  • Trees -- Diseases and pests

  • Edition Notes

    Published for the government of Fiji.

    Statementby J.D. Tothill, assisted by T.H.C. Taylor and R.W. Paine.
    ContributionsPaine, R. W., Taylor, T. H. C.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 269 p. illus., pl., diag., table, map.
    Number of Pages269
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16685046M

    Damage caused by Batrachedra nuciferae to coconut. In contrast to Bondar's (a, b) observations that the caterpillars feed only on coconut pollen, Arnal et al. reared B. nuciferae on male and female flowers and stated that it feeds on r, this was a brief description of a rearing method on inflorescences to confirm the presence of the moth in several parts of Venezuela, and it Cited by: 2. Fiji’s iconic beaches are lined with a variety of pine tree species, while more vibrant flowers and vegetation can be found in the interior tropical forests. Trees found on Fiji’s beaches include Fishtail, Silver, Umbrella and Coconut Palms. Look out for trumpet-like flowers of the Beach Morning Glory trees.

    The coconut tree is a member of the palm tree family (Arecaceae) and the only known living species of the genus term "coconut" can refer to the whole coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which botanically is a drupe, not a term is derived from the 16th-century Portuguese and Spanish word coco, meaning "head" or "skull" after the three indentations on the coconut shell that. Fiji Food Traditional Fijian food is a wonderful amalgam of fresh, local ingredients found in the tropics and the traditional preparations and cooking methods passed down the generations. Coconut, fish, rice, taro, sweet potatoes, cassava and breadfruit are the main components in local Fijian dishes.

    The basic elements of Fijian cooking consists of sweet potatoes, taro (a yam-like root vegetable), rice, cassava, coconut and fish. The primary cooking methods are either over an open fire or using underground cooking methods. The migration of Indians to Fiji began in the s, when thousands arrived to work in the sugarcane : Helen Brady. COCONUT INSECTS IN FIJI The better known cases of biological control in Fiji are of three pests of coconut: the coconut moth, the coconut scale and the coconut leaf- miner. The importance of coconut in the islands is stated by Tothill et al. ().Cited by: 5.


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Coconut moth in Fiji by John D. Tothill Download PDF EPUB FB2

The levuana moth (Levuana irridescens) was a species of moth in the family is monotypic within the genus Levuana. The levuana moth became a serious pest for coconut plants inin Viti Levu, the island, outbreaks of the levuana moth were frequent at that time, and as a result coconut palms were devastated due to moth larvae feeding on the underside of : Insecta.

This monograph gives an historical account of the various methods undertaken by the Committee appointed by the Government of Fiji in for the control of Levuana iridescens, B.B., on coconut, and the results constitute a classical example of the successful control of a pest by biological methods.

The work carried out against this moth prior to is briefly reviewed, and the general Cited by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Tothill, John Douglas, Coconut moth in Fiji. London: Published for the government of Fiji by the Imperial Bureau of Entomology, The coconut moth in Fiji: a history of its control by coconut moth in Fiji book of parasites John Douglas Tothill, T.

Taylor, Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, R. Paine Published for the government of Fiji by the Imperial Bureau of Entomology, - Coconut - pages. Levuana iridescens Bethune-Baker,a day-flying moth purported to be endemic to the Fijian Island of Viti Levu and a former pest of its coconut.

The coconut moth in Fiji;: A history of its control by means of parasites, [Tothill, John Douglas] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The coconut moth in Fiji;: A history of its control by means of parasitesAuthor: John Douglas Tothill.

In Fiji, caged palms with 25% leaf damage recorded 20% reduction of nuts, although some researchers think this level of damage rarely occurs in the field. In general, it seems likely that heavy damage to coconut leaves reduces yields, but it is not clear what the effects are of.

Book: The Coconut Moth in Fiji, a history of its control by means of parasites. Abstract: This is a title only record which contains no abstract. Please see the bibliographic details to the by: This book is about the control by parasites of the purple moth known as Levuana iridescens, B.B., which was destroying the leaves of coconuts and reducing the production of copra in Fiji, in The many drawings and plates make this a good volume to add to a nature collection.

- The Coconut Moth in Fiji a History of its Control by Means of Parasites; beautiful colour plates - Biology, Illustrated, Natural History - Quantity: 1 - Book Original black linen binding with print on the spine - vii, map of the Fiji Islands, pp.

+ 34 one-side printed illustrations - x 19 cm. Common Name. Coconut spike moth, oil palm bunch moth. Scientific Name. Tirathaba rufivena, but probably at least three species exist. Distribution. Narrow. Southeast Asia, Oceania.

It occurs widely in Pacific island countries, including Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Tonga. The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the palm tree family and the only living species of the genus Cocos.

The term "coconut" (or the archaic "cocoanut") can refer to the whole coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which botanically is a drupe, not a name comes from the old Portuguese and Spanish word coco, meaning 'head' or 'skull' after the three indentations on the Family: Arecaceae.

Abstract. InJ.D. Tothill and two colleagues set out to manage Levuana iridescens, the coconut moth of Fiji, using biologicalthey had succeeded so completely that this pest of the copra crop had been reduced to almost undetectable levels by the tachinid fly, Bessa remota, introduced from Malaya, and they had summarized their campaign in a thoroughly documented and well Cited by: The Official Worldwide Supplier of Coconut Bowls.

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Fiji Department of Agricultural Annual Report Knowles, C.H., The purple leaf moth of coconuts in Fiji. Reprinted in in Agricultural Circular issued by the Department of Agriculture, Fiji 5 (1) Kuris, A.M. Did biological control cause extinction of the coconut moth, Levuana iridescens, in Fiji.

Agonoxena argaula, the coconut flat moth, is a moth of the family was first described by Edward Meyrick in from Fiji and is also known also from Guam, the New Hebrides, Tonga, Samoa, Ellice, Wallis, Futuna, and the Palmyra was first recorded in Hawaii in It is artificially spread by commerce.

It is the largest known species of the genus. Adults are yellowish Class: Insecta. TheBiological Control of the Coconut Moth (Levuanairidescens Beth.-Baker) in Fiji—Book Review BY F. MUIR (Presented by O. Swezey at the meeting of May 7, ) The publication of "The Coconut Moth in Fiji," by Messrs. Tothill, T.

Taylor and R.is a notable event in the history of biological control of insect pests. The coconut moth in Fiji: a history of its control by means of parasites by John Douglas Tothill (Book) 2 editions published The biological control of an insect in Fiji by T.

C Taylor. The coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, is an erect palm in the family Arecaceae which is grown its fruits, used primarily for the extraction of coconut oil for use in coconut palm has an erect or slightly curved stem which grows from a swollen base.

The stem. The Biological Control of the Coconut Moth (Levuana iridescens Beth.-Baker) in Fiji–Book Review By F. Muir Download PDF ( KB)Author: F.

Muir. Here are some of the common ideas about the benefits of Coconut Oil Pulling. Then, I’ll tell you why I swish with coconut oil most mornings. 10 Benefits Oil Pulling Oil pulling is thought to remove toxins in the body and improve overall health. Swishing with coconut oil whitens teeth, improves morning breath, and improves oral health.

Traditional fiji food is the ultimate comfort food, passed down from generation to generation. It features the best of the local and seasonal ingredients of the region. Some of the popular ingredients in Fijian food is coconut, cassava, sea grapes, fresh local fish, breadfruit, taro and more.

It's a very healthy and hearty diet, perfect for [ ].Levuana iridescens Bethune-Baker,a day-flying moth purported to be endemic to the Fijian Island of Viti Levu and a former pest of its coconut palm trees, was last observed in and has.