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The mite species Aceria anthocoptes may prove useful as a biological control agent for weeds. From left to right, Chris Frye, botanist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, ARS acarologist Ron Ochoa, and ARS plant physiologist John Lydon identify a thistle species as Cirsium horridulum and note where the highest mite population is most likely to be.

Photo by Scott Bauer.

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