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The impact of temperature on two of the Sap-sucking bug
Mohammad Ismail, Steve Compton, Martin P. Hill - Department of Zoology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown
Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), a native species of South America has been spread throughout the tropic and subtropics, and is the world’s most damaging aquatic weed.
One of the biological control agents released against Water hyacinth in South Africa is the sap-sucking bug (Eccritotarsus catarinensis).
The effectiveness of weed control agent is often influenced by local temperatures which can determine both their distribution and performance.