alligatorweed flea beetle (Agasicles hygrophila ) on alligatorweed (Alternanthera philoxeroides ) - 4723009

alligatorweed flea beetle
Agasicles hygrophila Selman & Vogt, 1971

Host: alligatorweed (Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb.)
Descriptor: Biological Control
Description: mats are often completely defoliated by the beetle. Wiley Durden collected beetles by "walking on water" during the initial establishment phase of the program
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Image location: United States

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Name: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Country: United States
Series:alligatorweed biological control

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Image uploaded on Tuesday, January 16, 2001
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