Tuesday, April 27, 2010
In the Galapagos Island, invasive species are becoming very threatening due to population growth and increased tourism. One of these invaders is the cottony cushion scale, a sap sucking bug native to Australia. These insects are capable of infesting many woody crops and ornamentals by sucking phloem sap from twigs, leaves, branches and trucks. However, with a process called biocontrol, the lady bug can bring the cottony cushion scale under control in just a short time. Click here to read more about this process being performed by the lady bug.