Characterizing the Acalolepta aesthetica Invasion in Hawai‘i

dc.contributor.advisor Canale, Lisa K.
dc.contributor.author Curbelo, Keena M
dc.contributor.mentor Sim, Sheina B.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-23T00:58:48Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-23T00:58:48Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12
dc.description A report submitted to the graduate division of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Professional Internship Track. en_US
dc.description.abstract This internship project encompassed my work on the Queensland Longhorned Beetle (Acalolepta aesthetica), a newly established pest species on Hawai‘i island. The larvae have been documented in cacao, breadfruit, kukui, and various citrus trees. Due to the detrimental impact of this pest to both agriculturally and culturally important plant species, understanding both the developmental biology and genotypic diversity is crucial. Analysis of mitochondrial haplotypes in a subset of the beetle population on Hawai‘i island shows no mitochondrial haplotype diversity which supports the theory that the founding population was derived from the offspring of one female. Through establishment of both a reporting pipeline as well as a rearing colony, we hope to develop effective trapping methods. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture en_US
dc.format.extent 18 pages en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10790/6911
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.subject Queensland Longhorned Beetle en_US
dc.subject Acalolepta aesthetica en_US
dc.subject Hawaii en_US
dc.subject invasive species en_US
dc.subject pest control en_US
dc.subject Mitochondrial DNA en_US
dc.subject United States Department of Agriculture en_US
dc.title Characterizing the Acalolepta aesthetica Invasion in Hawai‘i en_US
dc.type Master's Project en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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