volume 166, issue 11-12, P883-893 2018
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12732
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Allan T. Showler, Weste L.A. Osbrink

Abstract: Abstract Giant river reed, Arundo donax L. (Poaceae), native to the Mediterranean basin and east to the Indus River region of Afghanistan and Pakistan, has become widespread in temperate and subtropical regions worldwide. It is regarded as being deleterious for clogging waterways and for choking out natural riparian plant communities. In the USA efforts to control the pest have included the release of exotic herbivorous insects. One of them, the arundo wasp, Tetramesa romana Walker (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae),…

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