Host Specificity of Longitarsus quadriguttatus Pont., a Below-Ground Herbivore for the Biological Control of Houndstongue

  title={Host Specificity of Longitarsus quadriguttatus Pont., a Below-Ground Herbivore for the Biological Control of Houndstongue},
  author={Mark Schwarzlaender},
p t F h e p r 1 m n t e ( i r g i a d t ( Cynoglossum officinale is a Eurasian plant that has become an invasive weed of rangelands in the United States and Canada. It is a herbaceous, monocarpic, short-lived perennial. Since there are no satisfactory means of control of houndstongue, a biological control project was initiated in 1988. The first species introduced for the control of houndstongue is a root-mining weevil, Mogulones cruciger, which was first released in Canada in 1997. The flea… CONTINUE READING

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