So what ever happened to these flies that were supposed to save the Big Island from these coqui frogs more then six years ago? I think there is an “Old Lady” to be held responsible.
In a July 2003 Honolulu Weekly article by Patricia Tummons, she reports:
…A fungal disease, chytridiomycosis, that has devastated vulnerable frog populations across the world is a possible biocontrol agent for coqui. Another might be a type of fly that eats coqui eggs in Puerto Rico. The species is already in Hawai‘i, said Arnold Hara of the University of Hawai‘i’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, “and may only need some time to begin infesting coqui eggs…”
Is there some lady around that’s swallowing flies?
I Don’t know why she swallowed the fly… perhaps she’ll die.