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Agrilus hyperici

Plant species attacked: St. John's wort
Biocontrol Agent Type: Root feeding beetle
Country of Origin: The earliest (1950's-1970's) A. hyperici released in BC came from California and the later (1980's) came from Idaho; both sources originated in France
First Released in BC: 1955
Click on image to view larger photo: Agrilis hyperici larva
Positive monitoring and/or dispersal locations in BC on St. John's wort:
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Established Agrilis hyperici on St. John's wort locations
View the in-depth Agrilus hyperici information page here
This biological control species is currently not available for distribution.

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