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Image Number K9669-1

This moth, a female Cataclysta camptozonale, is showing great promise as a biocontrol for Old World climbing fern, an invasive vine that’s winding its way across Florida. The Australian native is the first insect brought into the United States to combat climbing fern.

Photo by Christine A. Bennett.

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Last Modified: 5/23/2006