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Title: Introduction of the waterhyacinth weevil (Neochetina eichhorniae Warner) into Puerto Rico
Authors: Puerto Rico. Department of Natural Resources.
Aquatic Plant Control Research Program (U.S.)
Bonnefil, Leonce, 1919-
Rodriguez, Miguel A.
Lebron, Evangelio.
De Aragon, Eduardo
Keywords: Aquatic plant control
Biological control
Puerto Rico
Eichhornia crassipes
Neochetina eichhorniae
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: The waterhyacinth weevil Neochetina eichhorniae Warner was introduced into quarantine in Puerto Rico in anticipation of future release of the insect to aid in the control of its host aquatic plant Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms. The insect is being tested for host specificity by subjecting many native plant species to it; these species include many which are of particular ecological or economic significance in Puerto Rico. Although the results are preliminary, this insect species appears to be host specific to waterhyacinth as it proved to be in the continental United States.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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