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Biocontrol Insects Feast on Purple Loosestrife




This brochure discusses the threat that purple loosestrife poses to wetland habitats across North America and the use of insects to control it.

  • profiles one site where beetles (Galerucella pusilla and G. calmariensis) were released
  • provides Canadian and American contact details
  • contains a web-based listing of resources
  • describes a 25 minute video, "Restoring the Balance: Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife" that is for sale

Additional Information:

Regions: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Canada, Canada and United States, Nunavut

Submitted by: WetlandNetwork

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