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Clinging on: a review on the biological control of cat’s claw creeper

King, A. and Dhileepan, K. (2009) Clinging on: a review on the biological control of cat’s claw creeper. Biocontrol News and Information, 30 (3). 53N-56N.

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Cat's claw creeper, a native of South America and an escaped ornamental, is a serious environmental weed in Australia, South Africa and also several other countries. This paper reviews the efforts made over the last decade to bring about its biological control. The paper describes the weed status of cat's claw creeper in both Australia and South Africa. These two countries have cooperated in developing biocontrol projects and insect agents have now been released in both countries. These insects and other potential agents are described and suggestions made for the future direction of the projects.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:DEEDI, Biosecurity Queensland
Additional Information:© CABI.
Keywords:Cat's claw creeper; Macfadyena unguis-cati; weed; biological control; biocontrol; review.
Subjects:Science > Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects
Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Biological control
Live Archive:04 Feb 2010 05:15
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:48

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