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Aphthona Lacertosa NOT A BOOK

Aphthona Lacertosa

NOT A BOOK

Published March 3rd 2011
ISBN : 9786135112597
Paperback
92 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Aphthona lacertosa is a root-feeding flea beetle of the genus Aphthona. It is one of 5 Aphthona spp. that has been used inMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Aphthona lacertosa is a root-feeding flea beetle of the genus Aphthona. It is one of 5 Aphthona spp. that has been used in Alberta, Canada to control leafy spurge, an invasive plant that reduces pasture quality and degrades natural habitats. A. lacertosa is native to Eurasia, but was released into North America first in 1990, then more widely in 1997. A. lacertosa was released specifically to control leafy spurge in wet habitats, where the use of herbicides is restricted and other previous biocontrol efforts had proven ineffective. It has established in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Adults of this species are black and indistinguishable from A. czwalinae in the field.