Save Florida's Native Bromeliads: Conservation of Endangered Airplants

Bromeliads on cypress Project Summary Florida's Bromeliads The Weevil Threat Biological Control Field Studies Educational Resources

Tillandsia balbisianaSeveral species of Florida's native bromeliads are under attack by an invasive pest weevil. The Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, the University of Florida, the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry (DPI), and the Escuela Agrícola Panamericana (El Zamorano, Honduras) are collaborating in an effort to manage weevil populations through biological control.


Many thanks to the project's supporters. We hope you will join them by learning more about the value of these unique plants to our state and helping to prevent the potential tragedy of their loss.

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See also:

Weevils That Eat Bromeliads

Bromeliad Biota

Plant-Insect Associations

Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies DOACS/DPI UF Entomology and Nematology Dept. UF/IFAS


http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/frank/savebromeliads/