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Ecology and management of Melaleuca quinquenervia, an invader of wetlands in Florida, U.S.A.
The leaf weevil Oxyops vitiosa Pascoe, a natural enemy of M. quinquenervia in Australia, will likely be the first biocontrol agent released against the weed in Florida and to facilitate its management there. Expand
Laboratory Host Range Tests with Hydrellia pakistanae (Diptera: Ephydridae), an Agent for Biological Control of Hydrilla verticillata (Hydrocharitaceae)
Host range studies indicated that H. pakistanae was safe to release in the United States for biological control of hydrilla, and no more than 4% of the larvae developed to adults on two native pondweeds, and none developed on four others. Expand
Biological Control of Alligatorweed, Alternanthera philoxeroides, the World's First Aquatic Weed Success Story
Alligatorweed, Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb., a South American im- migrant, is an aquatic weed in the southern United States where it roots in shallow water or on shore. Floating stemsExpand
Host range of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Moore (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), a potential biocontrol agent of Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S.T. Blake (Myrtaceae), under quarantine
The host-range studies of the psyllid, Boreioglycaspis melaleucae conducted in quarantine in Florida showed that the host range is very narrow, limited to one Melaleuca species, M. quinquenervia, and it was concluded that field release of B. melalucae in south Florida would be safe. Expand
Surveys for Insects that Feed on Eurasian Watermilfoil, Myriophyllum spicatum, and Hydrilla, Hydrilla verticillata, in the People's Republic of China, Japan, and Korea
This study identified and visited diverse regions of China, Japan, and Korea that had hydrilla and Eurasian watermilfoil and collected herbivorous insects on the target species and on related species to note the life cycles and types of damage for the insects. Expand
Host Range Studies with Bagous affinis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), an Indian Weevil that Feeds on Hydrilla Tubers
The plant host feeding range of Bagous affinis Hustache was studied in a Florida quarantine facility as part of a program for the biological control of hydrilla, Hydrilla verticillata (L. fil.)Expand
Laboratory Biologies of Bagous affinis and B. laevigatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Attacking Tubers of Hydrilla verticillata (Hydrocharitaceae)
Adults of Bagous affinis Hustache imported into quarantine from India fed on all parts of the submersed aquatic weed Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) Royle that were exposed to air. The preferredExpand
Lemnaphila scotlandae (Diptera: Ephydridae) and three of its parasites discovered in Florida.
The tomato pinworm, Keiferia lycopersicella (Walshingham) (Lepidoptera:Gelechiidae) in Florida (1964-1973) and some studies on the life history of the tomato pinworms ( 1948-1982) . Expand
Field Colonization of the Melaleuca Snout Beetle (Oxyops vitiosa) in South Florida
It is demonstrated that population trends are influenced more by plant phenology than by climatic conditions, possibly reflecting adaptation to the nonseasonal climatic oscillations (El Nino) of Australia. Expand
The Asian moth Parapoynx diminutalis Snellen is an immigrant in Florida and Panama where it attacks hydrilla, Hydrilla verticillata (L. fil.) Royle, an immigrant submersed weed from Asia. FieldExpand