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Current status of biological control of alligator weed in New Zealand

Current status of biological control of alligator weed in New Zealand

Proceedings, New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Conference: 61-65

Of the 3 South American insects released in New Zealand in 1981-84 to control alligator weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides), only the chrysomelid beetle Agasicles hygrophila has established. It has spread rapidly throughout Northland and is reducing the weed problem in aquatic habitats.

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