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Suitability of the defoliating beetle Physonota maculiventris (Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae) for release against Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A. Gray (Asteraceae) in South Africa.
This study was conducted to assess the suitability of the defoliating beetle Physonota maculiventris Boheman (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) for release as a biological control agent against Mexican sunflower, ...
Distribution and seasonal abundance of the flowerbud weevil anthonomus santacruzi hustache (coleoptera : curculionidae) in KwaZulu-Natal and its impact on the invasive weed solanum mauritianum scopoli (solanaceae).
Solanum mauritianum Scopoli (Solanaceae), native to South America, is an invasive weed of tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions in many countries including South Africa. The seed-packed fruits are highly palatable ...
Aspects influencing the efficacy of Liothrips tractabilis Mound and Pereyra (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) : a biological control agent for the invasive weed Campuloclinium macrocephalum (Less.) DC. (Asteraceae) in South Africa.
Pompom weed, Campuloclinium macrocephalum (Less.) DC. (Asteraceae), an unpalatable, perennial, erect invasive herb from South America has become naturalized in South Africa, invading grasslands, savannas and wetlands, where ...
Impact of the biological control agent Aceria lantanae (Cook) (Acari: Trombidiforms: Eriphyidae) on the invasive weed Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae) in South Africa.
This study was conducted to determine the establishment, dispersal, performance and impact of a recently introduced flower-galling mite, Aceria lantanae (Cook) (Acari: Trombiformes: Eriophyidae) on the inflorescence and ...