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Old World Climbing Fern (Lygodium microphyllum)
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IPRL results from Old World Climbing Fern (Lygodium Microphyllum).

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Lygodium Mite

Floracarus perrepae

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Brown Lygodium Moth

Neomusotima conspurcatalis

Picture of biocontrol site below shows damage from Neomusotima conspurcatalis larvae and Floracarus perrepae mites with a slow regrowth. Biocontrol inhibits rachis growth 66% in Summer and 75% in Spring. Damage found from Miami Dade through Kissimmee River Valley.


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no biocontrol

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biocontrol present