Biocontrol Science and Technology (2019) 29, 917-923

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Robert S. Bourchier, Naomi Cappuccino, Alicia Rochette, Jim des Rivières, Sandy M. Smith, Lisa Tewksbury and Richard Casagrande (2019)
Establishment of Hypena opulenta (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) on Vincetoxicum rossicum in Ontario, Canada
Biocontrol Science and Technology 29 (9), 917-923
Abstract: Hypena opulenta, a moth native to Ukraine, was released in 2013–2014 as a biocontrol agent for pale swallow-wort Vincetoxicum rossicum, an invasive vine, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Blacklight trapping and surveys of feeding damage showed that H. opulenta has successfully established, increased in abundance and spread up to 2.0 km.
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Database assignments for author(s): Robert S. Bourchier, Naomi Cappuccino, Sandy M. Smith, Richard A. Casagrande

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
classical biocontrol/new introduction

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Vincetoxicum rossicum (weed) Canada (east)
Hypena opulenta (weed bioagent) Vincetoxicum rossicum (weed) Canada (east)