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    Corps Tiny Weapon Winning the Bio Control Battle [Image 9 of 35]

    Corps Tiny Weapon Winning the Bio Control Battle



    Photo by Brigida Sanchez 

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mark Haltiwanger, small craft operator, Chelsea Bohaty, invasive species management biologist, and Will Goodhart, heavy equipment operator collect dozens of tiny alligator flea beetles in nets. The beetles feed on the invasive aquatic alligator weed found in Lake Woodruff, on the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge, in Deland, Florida. The alligator weed has invaded many water systems in the South and is slowly working its way westward. The alligator flea beetle is one of the methods that the Corps uses to control the invasive alligator weed. The noxious weeds blocks transportation routes threatens native species and reduce water capacity in our reservoirs. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Invasive Management Species Branch is committed to providing technical support for the control of invasive species in our national and regional ecosystem restoration program.



    Date Taken: 04.30.2019
    Date Posted: 07.23.2019 17:41
    Photo ID: 5601463
    VIRIN: 190430-A-AZ289-3270
    Resolution: 1500x1000
    Size: 1.89 MB
    Location: PALATKA, FL, US 
    Hometown: DELAND, FL, US
    Hometown: JACKSONVILLE, FL, US

    Web Views: 23
    Downloads: 8