Image Number: 4723009

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
Image type:
Field

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Image location:
United States

Subject

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Chrysomeloidea
Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea
Family: Chrysomelidae
Subfamily: Galerucinae
Tribe: Alticini
Genus: Agasicles
Subject: Agasicles hygrophila Selman & Vogt, 1971

Host

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Caryophyllidae
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Alternanthera
Subject: Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb.
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Image uploaded:
Tuesday, January 16, 2001
Image last updated:
Wednesday, August 3, 2011