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Simply by eating the leaves of an invasive tree that soaks up river water, an Asian beetle may help to slow down water loss in the Southwestern United States.
A leaf-eating Chinese beetle is the newest ally in the fight to rid Colorado of an invasive weed threatening native life, a state agriculture official says. Dan Bean, the Colorado Department of Agriculture's director of biological pest control, said 100,000 yellow-striped Diorhabda beetles have already been released along the Arkansas River to help contain the spread of a voracious weed called tamarisk, The Denver Post said Monday. We want them to feed like crazy, Bean said of the beetles. An...
By Chris Woodka, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Apr. 21--Tamarack trees are not native to the Arkansas Valley and few, if any, grow here. Tamarisks, or salt cedars, are a growing threat to water supplies, channel capacity and plant diversity in the Arkansas Valley.