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Cacao flush defoliating caterpillars in Papua and New Guinea

Dun, G.S.

Papua New Guinea agric. J 19: 67-71


Accession: 014368802

Of a number of caterpillars defoliating cacao flush in Papua and New Guinea the species causing most damage are Achaea janata, Tiracola plagiata and Ectropis bhurmitra. Their distribution and relative importance are tabulated, and the damage caused is described. The history of caterpillar damage to the cacao crop is outlined; there is evidence that outbreaks occur in cycles and that some control is provided by natural parasitism.

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