Biological Control of Pests in Forests of Eastern United States

 

 

 

Image Number: 4723009
Subject: alligatorweed flea beetle
Insecta > Coleoptera > Chrysomelidae
Agasicles hygrophila Selman and Vogt
Host: alligatorweed
Magnoliopsida > Caryophyllales > Amaranthaceae
Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb.
Photographer: USDA ARS Archives, USDA ARS
Descriptor: Biological Control
Description: mats are often completely defoliated by the beetle. Wiley Durden collected beetles by "walking on water" during the initial establishment phase of the program
   
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Image Citation:
Gary Buckingham, USDA ARS, www.forestryimages.org
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