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- Domínguez, César A., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Biological invasions 2015 v.17 no.5 pp. 1397-1406
- Cactoblastis cactorum; Opuntia; biodiversity; biological control agents; cacti and succulents; conservation programs; cytochrome-c oxidase; ecological invasion; environmental factors; genes; genetic techniques and protocols; genetic variation; haplotypes; humans; hurricanes; introduced species; invasive species; islands; issues and policy; landscapes; mitochondrial DNA; monitoring; moths; nucleotide sequences; risk; species dispersal; transportation; variance; Argentina; Caribbean; Cuba; Florida; Mexico
- ... The cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum mainly distributed throughout central and northeastern Argentina was intentionally introduced in the Caribbean region in 1957 as a biological control agent of cacti species of the genus Opuntia. This moth invaded during the last 20–30 years the North American continent, threatening the major center of biodiversity of native Opuntia species. Although human ind ...