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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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1 - History of SABCL
2 - Mission of SABCL
3 - Organisms released
4 - Organisms in quarantine
Organisms released


The following beneficial organisms were found and evaluated for biocontrol both at SABCL and at the quarantine facility of the destination country. The organisms were finally released in the field by the cooperator scientists at destination. Some of the beneficials, especially those against waterhyacinth and alligator weed, were redistributed in many countries in Central America, Africa and Asia.

 

The list below includes: scientific name of the beneficial organism, common name of the target pest, year and country of first release.

 

1- Agasicles hygrophila, alligator weed, 1964, USA

2- Aminothrips andersonii, alligator weed, 1967, USA

3- Orthogalumna terebrantis, waterhyacinth, 1968, USA. (?)

4- Arcolla malloi, alligator weed, 1971, USA

5- Neochetina eichorniae, waterhyacinth, 1972, USA

6- Neochetina bruchi, waterhyacinth, 1974, USA

7- Niphograpta albiguttalis, waterhyacinth, 1977, USA

8- Disonycha argentinensis, alligator weed, 1980, Australia

9- Xubida infusella, waterhyacinth, 1982, USA

10- Neohydronomus affinis, waterlettuce, 1982, USA

11- Heilipodus ventralis, snakeweed, 1988, USA

12- Ontherus sulcator, dung, 1992, USA

13- Gromphas lacordairei, dung, 1992, USA

14- Penthobruchus germaini, retama, 1995, Australia

15- Kneallhazia (=Thelohania) solenopsae, imported fire ants, 1996, USA. (?)

16- Evippe sp., mesquite, 1998, Australia

17- Prosopidopsilla flava, mesquite, 1998, Australia

18- Pseudacteon curvatus biotype Buenos Aires, imported fire ants, 2000, USA

19- Pseudacteon curvatus biotype Formosa, imported fire ants, 2000, USA

20- Pseudacteon tricuspis, imported fire ants, 2003, USA

21- Gratiana boliviana, tropical soda apple, 2003, USA

22- Pseudacteon litoralis, imported fire ants, 2004, USA

23- Pseudacteon obtusus, imported fire ants, 2008, USA

24- Megamelus scutellaris, waterhyacinth, 2010, USA

25- Pseudacteon cultellatus, imported fire ants, 2010, USA


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