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Urinary schistosomiasis surveillance in primary health care in South Africa.
A multifaceted Schistosoma haematobium study aimed at assessing five different diagnostic techniques of surveillance was conducted. Their use in varying operational circumstances with particular reference to Primary ...
Ecological aspects and conservation of the invertebrate fauna of the sandstone caves of Table Mountain, Cape Town.
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Competition for invertebrate food between the endangered Seychelles Magpie Robin and endemic skinks.
The endemic landbirds of the Seychelles granitic islands have suffered considerable losses due to predation by introduced rats and cats and extensive habitat destruction. With less than 100 individuals, the Critically ...
Studies of the nests of the fungus-growing termite Macrotermes natalensis (Isoptera: Macrotermitinae)
Monthly sampling of 71 laboratory nests, each with a pair of adults, revealed that eggs and first-instar larvae were observed in the third month, minor workers in the fourth month and minor soldiers in the seventh month. ...
Investigation of the biology and cross-breeding of populations of Pareuchaetes insulata (Lepidoptera : Arctiidae) and the implications for the biological control of Chromolaena odorata (Asteraceae) in South Africa.
Larvae of Pareuchaetes insulata were released in South Africa for the biological control of the invasive weed Chromolaena odorata. Pareuchaetes insulata has proved to be a difficult agent to establish in the field in South ...
Thermal physiology and predicted distribution of Zygogramma bicolorata (Chrysomelidae), a promising agent for the biological control of the invasive weed Parthenium hysterophorus in South Africa.
Parthenium hysterophorus (Asteraceae), classified as an emerging weed in South Africa, has become abundant throughout large parts of southern and eastern Africa. In South Africa it has invaded areas in KwaZulu-Natal, ...
Aspects influencing the release and establishment of the flowerbud weevil, Anthonomus santacruzi Hustache (Coleoptera : Curculionidae), a biological control agent for Solanum mauritianum scopoli (Solanaceae) in South Africa.
Solanum mauritianum (bugweed, woolly nightshade) is a perennial tree native to South America that has invaded many countries including South Africa and New Zealand. In South Africa, after 143 years of naturalization, the ...
Field ecology and impact of the seed-feeding beetle Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus, a biological control agent of the invasive tree Leucaena leucocephala, in the KwaZulu-Natal coastal region.
Introduced for agroforestry, the Mexican tree Leucaena leucocephala (Fabaceae) has become invasive in several tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. In South Africa, the most notable infestations are located in the ...
Antixenosis and antibiosis as resistance mechanisms of South African sugarcane varieties against early instar larvae of Eldana saccharina Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
The complexity of the behaviour of neonate Eldana saccharina Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae and the limited information on their response to the morphological characteristics of South African sugarcane varieties ...
Suitability of the defoliating beetle Physonota maculiventris (Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae) for release against Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A. Gray (Asteraceae) in South Africa.
This study was conducted to assess the suitability of the defoliating beetle Physonota maculiventris Boheman (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) for release as a biological control agent against Mexican sunflower, ...