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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


  • Levuana iridescens,
  • Trees -- Diseases and pests

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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

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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 means of parasites John Douglas Tothill, T. H. C. Taylor, Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, R. W. 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. In , J.D. Tothill and two colleagues set out to manage Levuana iridescens, the coconut moth of Fiji, using biological , they 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. We turn discarded coconut shells and wasted wood into beautiful bowls and other natural products for your home. Shop Coconut Bowls and our handmade sustainable products online now. As seen on Shark Tank and Instagram @coconutbowls.