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Invasive Alien Plants 

The science and practice of biological control


​​THIS IS AN ONGOING PROJECT, AND NEW FACT SHEETS WILL BE UPLOADED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.



​Invasive Alien Plant

Biological Control Agents

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Australian pest pear - Opuntia stricta
  1. Cactoblastis cactorum, cactus moth
  2. Dactylopius opuntiae, cochineal bug
BalloonVine.jpgBalloon vine - Cardiospermum grandiflorum
  1. Cissoanthonomus tuberculipennis, seed weevil
Phytolacca.pngBelhambra - Phytolacca dioica
Acacia mearnsii.jpgBlack wattle - Acacia mearnsii
  1. Cylindrobasidium laeve, a fungus used to prevent re-growth of black wattle stumps - sheet 1 
  2. Cylindrobasidium laeve, a fungus used to prevent re-growth of black wattle stumps - sheet 2
bugweed.png​Bugweed - Solanum mauritianum
  1. Anthonomus santacruzi, a flowerbud-feeding weevil released for biocontrol of bugweed
ButterflyBush.png414_NEW.pngButterfly Bush - Oenothera lindheimeri
Cat's claw creeper - Dolichandra unguis-cati

  1. Carvalhotingis hollandi, a lacebug released for biocontrol of cat's claw creeper 
  2. Carvalhotingis visenda, a lacebug released for biocontrol of cat's claw creeper 
  3. Hylaeogena jureceki, a jewel beetle released for biocontrol of cat's claw creeper 
  4. Hypocosmia pyrochroma, a leaf-tying moth released for biocontrol of cat's claw creeper

Chain-fruit cholla -  Cylindropuntia fulgida
var. fulgida
  1. Dactylopius tomentosus, chain-fruit cholla cochineal
CestrumParqui.pngChilean inkberry - Cestrum parqui
Crofton Weed - Ageratina adenophora
  1. Procecidochares utilis, a stem-galling fly released for biocontrol of Crofton weed
  2. Passalora ageratinae, a leaf spot fungus released for biocontrol of Crofton weed
FountainGrass.pngFountain grass - Pennisetum setaceum
GooseFootVine.pngGoosefoot vine - Syngonium podophyllum
HarrisiaMartinii.pngHarrisia cactus - Harrisia martinii
  1. Hypogeococcus pungens, mealybug
  2. Nealcidion cereicola, longhorn beetle
Lantana - Lantana camara L. (sensu lato)

  1. Aceria lantanae, the lantana flower gall mite 
  2. Coelocephalapion camarae, the lantana petiole-galling weevil 
  3. Longitarsus bethae, the lantana root-feeding flea beetle
MadagaskarPeriwinkle.png414_NEW.png Madagascar periwinkle - Catharanthus roseus
MadagascarVine.pngMadagascar/purple rubber vine - Cryptostegia madagascariensis
Mistflower - Ageratina riparia
  1. Entyloma ageratinae, leaf smut fungus
Mother-of-millions.pngMother-of-millions - Bryophyllum delagoense
Parthenium flowerheads.jpg
  1. Puccinia xanthii, summer rust fungus
  2. Zygogramma bicolorata, leaf-feeding beetle

Pompom weed - Campuloclinium macrocephalum
  1. Liothrips tractabilis, thrips insect
  2. Puccinia eupatorii, rust fungus
Port Jackson - Acacia saligna
  1. Uromycladium tepperianum, rust fungus
Prickly pear - Opuntia ficus-indica
  1. Cactoblastis cactorum, cactus moth
  2. Dactylopius opuntiae, cochineal bug
Queen of the night cactus - Cereus jamacaru
  1. Hypogeococcus pungens, mealybug 
  2. Nealcidion cereicola, longhorn beetle
ScheffleraActinophylla.pngQueensland umbrella tree - Schefflera actinophylla
Tithonia rotundifolia.jpgRed sunflower - Tithonia rotundifolia 
  1. Zygogramma signatipennis & Z. piceicollis, beetles
Hakea gibbosa.jpgRock hakea - Hakea gibbosa 
  1. Aphanasium australe, stem-boring beetle 
  2. Carposina autologa, seed-moth 
  3. Erytenna consputa, fruit weevil 
RubberVine.pngRubber vine - Cryptostegia grandiflora
HakeaSericea.jpgSilky hakea - Hakea sericea 
  1. Aphanasium australe, stem-boring beetle 
  2. Carposina autologa, seed-mot
  3. Colleotrichum acutatum, fungus-sheet 1 
  4. Colleotrichum acutatum, fungus-sheet 2 
  5. Erytenna consputa, fruit weevil
Singapore daisy.pngSingapore daisy - Sphagneticola trilobata
Sweet hakea - Hakea drupacea
SwordFern.pngSword fern - Nephrolepis cordifolia
CoreopsisLanceolata.pngTickseed - Coreopsis lanceolata
WnaderingJew.png414_NEW.png Wandering Jew - Tradescantia fluminensis
Water hyacinth - Eichhornia crassipes
  1. Cornops aquaticum, the water hyacinth grasshopper
tecoma.jpgYellow bells - Tecoma stans
  1. Mada polluta, a lady beetle released for biocontrol of yellow bells
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414_NEW.png​Yellow water iris - Iris pseudacorus