Accession Number : ADA307486

Title :   Russian Insects and Diseases that could Control US Waterweeds.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 95-Feb 96,

Corporate Author : RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ST PETERSBURG ZOOLOGICAL INST

Personal Author(s) : Zaitzev, V. F. ; Volkovitsh, M. G. ; Reznik, S. Ya. ; Podlipaev, S. A. ; Dolgovskaya, M. Yu.

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Report Date : 29 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A search for insects and diseases which attack Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum L.), waterchestnut (Trapa natans L.) and hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata Royle) that are the noxious water weeds in the US was made from the literature, taxonomic collections and through consultations with specialists. Totally, 32 insect and 7 fungi species associated with the targeted weeds were found on the territory of the former Soviet Union. Most of Insecta are Coleoptera (14 species) and Lepidoptera (7 species). Besides, 5 Diptera, 4 Trichoptera, and 2 Homoptera species were revealed. Majority of above mentioned insects and all fungi are connected with M. spicatum (28 species). particularly, three weevil species: Phytobius leucogaster, Pelenomus canaliculatus and Baqous geniculatus, which are reportedly oligophagous on Myriophyllum spp. may be considered as potential biocontrol agents.

Descriptors :   *WATER, *FUNGI, *INSECTS, *LEPIDOPTERA, *WEEDS, USSR, DISEASES, BIOCIDES, COLEOPTERA.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE