City sics beetles on river tamarisk

Some of the 1,000 beetles released Wednesday go to work on tamarisk in a wetland area near Riverside Parkway.



061010 Tamarisk Beetles 5

Some of the 1,000 beetles released Wednesday go to work on tamarisk in a wetland area near Riverside Parkway.

Tamarisk along the northern bank of the Colorado River has a new neighbor: 8,000 tamarisk beetles that feed solely on the water-sucking plant. The city of Grand Junction removed tamarisk and…




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