Weed-eating Weevils

So, mile-a-minute is an invasive weed that grows like crazy across the mid-atlantic. I had a vague understanding of mile-a-minute then I bumped into a friend of mine who works with it and check this out.

There is a weevil that eats mile-a-minute plant. That’s all they eat, just mile-a-minute. So entomologists and horticulturists got together and figured out that if they release this weevil they can control it (the mile-a-minute. So that’s what they did, and it worked. Now there’s a whole program dedicated to raising weevils and releasing them in Maryland, that’s what my friend gets to do.

Pretty neat!

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