Biology and Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife

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Chapter 1: Getting to Know Purple Loosestrife

Chapter 2: Biology of Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Agents

Basic Insect Biology

Purple Loosestrife Biological Control Insects

Galerucella calmariensis L.

Galerucella pusilla Duftschmidt

Hylobius transversovittatus Goeze

Nanophyes marmoratus Goeze

Chapter 3: Developing, Implementing, and Managing a Purple Loosestrife Biological Control Program

1. Planning Your Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Program

2. Selecting Release Sites

3. Obtaining Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Agents

4. Handling and Releasing Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Agents

5. Monitoring

6. Establishing a Photo Point for Monitoring

Selected References



Sources of Figures

Appendix: Troubleshooting Guide and Forms

Troubleshooting Guide: When Things Go Wrong

Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Release Form

Monitoring Plan Questionnaire

Form 1:Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Monitoring_Site Location

Form 2: Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Monitoring_Insect Monitoring

Instructions for Form 2

Form 3: Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Monitoring_Vegetation Monitoring

Instructions for Form 3

Form 4: Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Monitoring_Associated Vegetation