Biological control of insect pests: southeast Asian prospects

Date released
12 June 1997
Publication Code

D F Waterhouse


This is a companion volume to Biological Control of Weeds: Southeast Asian Prospects (Waterhouse 1994). It summarises what is known about the natural enemies (principally the parasitoids) of the major exotic insect pests and indicates prospects for their biological control. The aim has been to facilitate, for countries of the region, the selection of promising individual, or collaborative, priority insect pest targets. This publication should also provide donor agencies with a readily accessible overview of the region's major exotic insect pest problems and an evaluation, where possible, of prospects for their amelioration by introduction of natural enemies. This publication should assist in the selection, for support, of projects that are best suited to their individual terms of reference.