BEETLE — MANIA
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF SALTCEDAR IN TEXAS
The saltcedar leaf beetle feeds only on saltcedar and athel. Athel is a closely related species that grows along the Rio Grande River in Texas. If saltcedar or athel trees are not present, the larvae starve to death. Saltcedar beetles were first established in Texas in 2004 at Big Spring, TX. Since then, there have been no reports of beetles or larvae feeding on any other plant. except saltcedar and its close relative athel (Tamarix aphylla).
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