Beetlemania strikes invasive tamarisk

Dr. Dan Bean, director of the biological program at the Palisade Insectory, gets set to release some of the 5,000 tamarisk leaf beetles at Riverbend Park in Palisade Tuesday.



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Dr. Dan Bean, director of the biological program at the Palisade Insectory, gets set to release some of the 5,000 tamarisk leaf beetles at Riverbend Park in Palisade Tuesday.

Beetles with a taste for tamarisk have been enlisted in the fight to rein in the invasive species. Representatives of the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Palisade Insectary met…




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