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Insects and Other Arthropods That Feed on Aquatic and Wetland Plants

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Insects and Other Arthropods That Feed on Aquatic and Wetland Plants

by Ted D. Center, F. Allen Dray, Jr., Greg P. Jubinsky, and Michael J. Grodowitz

Plant-feeding insects play an often unappreciated but important role in the dynamics of aquatic and wetland ecosystems. Natural resource managers, scientists, and others working in such ecosystems need to be able to recognize these insects and the damage they cause. This manual provides photographs and descriptions of the life stages and feeding damage of about 50 of the most common native plant-feeding insects and naturalized biological control insects found in aquatic and wetland ecosystems in the United States.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Technical Bulletin 1870. Color, 200 pp.

October 2002

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