Ectaga garcia Becker, 1994
DEPRESSARIINAE ,   DEPRESSARIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

An attempt was made to introduce this species deliberately into northern New South Wales, Australia, from Brazil in order to control :

  • Lantana ( Lantana camara, VERBENACEAE ).

    So far the Caterpillar has failed to establish itself in Australia.


    Further reading :

    M.D. Day, B.W. Willson, & K.J. Latimer,
    The life history and host range of Ectaga garcia, a biological control agent for Lantana camara and L. montevidensis in Australia,
    Biocontrol,
    Volume 43 (1998), pp. 325-338.

    Vitor Osmar Becker,
    A new Ectaga Walsingham (Lepidoptera, Oecophoridae) from southern South America,
    Revista Brasiliera de Zoologica,
    São Paulo, Volume 11 (1994), p. 391.


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    (updated 4 February 2008)