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Aphthona czwalinae (Weise)

Plant species attacked: Leafy spurge
Biocontrol Agent Type: Root feeding flea beetle
Country of Origin: The populations released in BC came from North Dakota, reared from Hungarian stock
First Released in BC: 1995
Positive monitoring and/or dispersal locations in BC on Leafy spurge:
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Established Aphthona czwalinae on Leafy spurge locations
View the in-depth Aphthona czwalinae information page here
This biocontrol agent is currently not available for distribution

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