• Mesquite Twig Girdler: A Possible Means of Mesquite Control

      Ueckert, D. N.; Polk, K. L.; Ward, C. R. (Society for Range Management, 1971-03-01)
      The mesquite twig girdler (Oncideres rhodosticta Bates) was found to inflict considerable damage to mesquite in Texas and may prove to be a valuable biological control agent for this noxious species. Preliminary observations in infested areas indicated that about 90 percent of the mesquite trees had been attacked by the girdler and that about 40 percent of all branches from 0.5 to 2.0 cm in diameter had been girdled.