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Title: Do hydrilla leaf-mining flies contribute to increased hydrilla fragmentation?
Authors: Owens, Chetta S.
Grodowitz, Michael Jay
Smart, R. Michael
Keywords: Hydrilla--Biological control
Aquatic Plant Control Research Program (U.S.)
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Aquatic Plant Control Research Program (U.S.)) ; no.ERDC/TN APCRP-BC-26
Abstract: Unpublished data and field observations suggest that fragmentation occurs more frequently in hydrilla stems damaged by the introduced leaf-mining flies in the genus Hydrellia especially at the point of larval feeding. This study focuses on fragmentation of hydrilla with and without Hydrellia spp. damage. Observations from the field (unpublished data) suggest that fly damage can increase hydrilla fragmentation; this study examines and validates these observations.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/TN APCRP-BC-26
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
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