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Abstract

Insect pests of Sosnowsky hogweed (Heracleum sosnowskyi) in Moscow region and the prospects of their usage in biological control.

Abstract

Data are presented on the composition and mode of life of five insect species that damage Sosnowsky hogweed in Moscow and Moscow oblast: Lixus iridis Olivier, Epermenia chaerophyllella (Goeze), Dasypolia templi (Thunberd), Depressaria radiella (Goeze), and Phytomyza pastinacae Hendel. The possibility of using the identified species for planning measures of hogweed control is discussed.