Corpus ID: 31366746

PROTECTING RARE FLORIDA CACTI FROM ATTACK BY THE EXOTIC CACTUS MOTH , CACTOBLASTIS CACTORUM ( LEPIDOPTERA : PYRALIDAE )

@inproceedings{Eter2001PROTECTINGRF,
  title={PROTECTING RARE FLORIDA CACTI FROM ATTACK BY THE EXOTIC CACTUS MOTH , CACTOBLASTIS CACTORUM ( LEPIDOPTERA : PYRALIDAE )},
  author={Eter},
  year={2001}
}
Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg) represents a threat to rare Opuntia cacti in the Florida Keys. Conservation of such species may depend upon successful outplantings of young cacti in places that minimize attack rates by Cactoblastis . This paper discusses how to maximize the success rates of such outplantings of the endangered semaphore cactus, O . corallicola Small. A 1998 outplanting of 180 cacti in the Lower Keys showed that planting close to Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haworth infected with… Expand
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