Biological Control of Blue Heliotrope

  • 24 pages

  • Published: 1 Sep 2001

  • Author(s): Briese, David, Zapater, Miguel

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This publication describes investigations in South America aimed at identifying natural enemies of blue heliotrope in its native range and determining their potential for biological control of the weed in Australia. One agent, the leaf-beetle, Deuterocampta quadrijuga, was selected for introduction and the report describes the formal quarantine testing, leading to an application for release of the beetle in the field. Finally, recommendations are made on future work needed to achieve effective biological control.