Lepidoptera (weed bioagents)

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Tyria jacobaeae (click on image to enlarge it)
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Lepidoptera (weed bioagents)

The Lepidoptera are a large insect order with many species feeding on plants during the larval (caterpillar) stage. A number of moths are considered to feed specifically on certain weed species and have been deliberately introduced into countries to help suppress invasive plants.

This group refers to weed bioagents only, for other groups of Lepidoptera see:

The following Lepidoptera families containing weed bioagents have been entered into the system: