oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Phytophagous insects and mites on Chromolaena odorata (Compositae: Eupatoreae) in Southern Africa



Chromolaena odorata (L.) R. M. King & H. Robinson is a perennial shrub which was reportedly introduced to South Africa from Central or South America in the 1940's. It has since become the most serious woody, invader plant in the conservation areas of Natal. The local form of C. odorata differs morphologically from the form which also occurs as an introduced weed in Asia and western and central Africa (Kluge 1990). In 1989, a biological control programme against C. odorata was started in South Africa.


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