oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Notes on insect infestation in seed of Acacia caffra (Thunb.) Willd. In Natal

Volume 18, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



Seeds of Acacia caffra in Natal are attacked by Enaretta castelnaudi Thoms. (Cerambycidae), Laspeyresia campestris Meyr. (Olethreutidae) and Bruchus (Bruchidius) silaceus Fahr. (Bruchidae). In two areas 15.7- 35.2% of the seed was found to be infested. These insects seem to play a major role in preventing grassland encroachment by Acacia caffra.

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