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Aplocera plagiata (L.)

Plant species attacked: St. John's wort
Biocontrol Agent Type: Foliar feeding moth
Country of Origin: The populations released in BC originated in France, Germany and Switzerland
First Released in BC: 1967
Click on image to view larger photo:  Aplocera plagiata  Aplocera plagiata larva
Positive monitoring and/or dispersal locations in BC on St. John's wort:
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Established Aplocera plagiata on St. John's wort locations
View the in-depth Aplocera plagiata information page here
This biocontrol species has only limited collectibility

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