Interim profile, incomplete information
Location Specific Management Information
Upper Rock Management Plan recommends eradicating this species from accessible areas within the nature reserve. It also recommends legislation prohibiting growing or keeping this species in gardens and homes within the reserve (Perez and Bensusan, undated in Varnham, 2006).
1. Hoffmann, J.H., Moran, V.C. & Zeller, D.A. 1998. Evaluation of Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Phycitidae) as a biological control agent of Opuntia stricta (Cactaceae) in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Biological Control. 12: 20-24.
Summary: Publication on the Biological control of O. stricta in South Africa.
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