Hundreds of entomologists will meet at the Hilton Waikoloa Village March 27-30, 2011 to present research on "Invasive Species of the Pacific Region," the theme of this year's Annual Meeting of the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America (ESA).
Each year, invasive species such as the coffee berry borer (see http://tinyurl.com/4nplzgy) cause millions of dollars of damage to Hawaiian crops. Members of the media are invited to attend the following symposia to learn more about:
Among the insects that will be discussed are the ambrosia beetle, leafroller moths, chilli thrips, whiteflies, subterranean termites, drywood termites, ants, carabid beetles, bed bugs, wasps, fruit flies, and many more.
In addition, coffee growers and producers are invited to attend a symposium on the coffee berry borer, the most important insect pest on coffee worldwide (http://tinyurl.com/4nplzgy).
|Contact: Robert Hollingsworth|
Entomological Society of America