n African Entomology - Meyer (Acari : Eriophyidae) and Brain (Hemiptera : Asterolecaniidae), two potential biological control agents for ssp. (Mimosaceae) in Queensland, Australia : short communication

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589
  • Author A.B.R. Witt
  • Source : African Entomology, Volume 12, Issue 1, Mar 2004, p. 142 - 146
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
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Acacia nilotica Willd. ex Del. ssp. indica (Benth.) Brenan (Mimosaceae), prickly acacia, was introduced into Australia in the 1890s as a shade and fodder tree. It has subsequently become invasive and currently occupies more than six million hectares of the Mitchell grass downs in Queensland, Australia.

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