Salvinia biocontrol publications

By September 6th, 2013

The following publications detail the work involved in the biocontrol of salvinia

Books and Book Chapters

Julien M, 2012,’Salvinia molesta DS Mitchell – salvinia. In: ‘Biological control of Weeds in Australia’, Julien M, McFadyen R, Cullen J, (eds), CSIRO, pp 518-525.

Julien MH, Hill MP, Tipping PW, 2009, ‘Salvinia molesta D.S. Mitchell (Salviniaceae)’. In: Biological Control Control of Tropical Weeds using Arthropods. Muniappan R, Reddy GV, Raman A (Eds) pp. 378 – 407. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

van Oosterhout E, Coventry R, Julien M, 2006, ‘Salvinia control manual. Management and control options for salvinia (Salvinia molesta) in Australia.’ NSW Dept of Primary Industries, Sydney.

Julien MH, Griffiths MW, 1998, ‘Biological Control: A World Catalogue of Agents and their Target Weeds’. 4th edn. CABI, Wallingford, UK.

Storrs MJ, Julien MH, 1996, ‘Salvinia. A handbook for the integrated control of Salvinia molesta in Kakadu National Park’. Northern Landscapes Occasional Papers No. 1. Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Darwin.

Room PM, Julien MH, 1995, ‘Salvinia molesta D.S. Mitchel’l. In: Biology of Australian Weeds. Vol. 1. Groves RH, Shepherd RCH, Richardson RG (Eds) pp. 217-230. RG Richardson and JF Richardson, Melbourne.  

Waterhouse DF, 1994, Biological Control of Weeds: Southeast Southeast Asian Prospects. Monograph 26. ACIAR, Canberra.

Mitchell DS, 1978, Aquatic Weeds in Australian Waters. Of floating ferns and their effects on S. molesta. Bulletin Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.


Sullivan PR, Postle LA, Julien M, 2011, ‘Biological control of Salvinia molesta by Cyrtobagous salviniae in temperate Australia’. Biological Control 57, 222–228.

Room PM, 1990, ‘Ecology of a simple plant – herbivore system: biological control of Salvinia’. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 5, 74–79. 

Room PM, Julien MH, Forno IW, 1989, ‘Vigorous plants suffer most from herbivores: latitude, nitrogen and biological control of the weed Salvinia molesta’. OIKOS 54, 92–100.

Julien MH, Bourne AS, 1988, ‘Effects of leaf-feeding Cyrtobagous by the larvae of the moth Samea multiplicalis Guen. (Lep., Pyralidae) on the floating weed Salvinia molesta’. J Appl Entomol 106, 518–526.

Schotz M, Sands DPA, 1988, ‘Diel pattern of feeding and oviposition by Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder and Sands (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Australian Entomological Magazine 15, 31–32.  

Forno IW, 1987, ‘Biological control of the floating fern Salvinia molesta in north-eastern Australia: plant – of herbivore interactions’. Bulletin Entomol Res 77, 9 – 17.

Julien MH, Chan RR and Bourne AS (1987) Effects of adult and larval Cyrtobagous salviniae on the floating weed Salvinia molesta. Journal of Applied Ecology 24, 935 – 944.

Semple JL, Forno IW, 1987, ‘Native parasitoids and pathogens attacking Samea multiplicalis Guenée (Lepidoptera Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Queensland’. J Aust Entomol Soc 26, 365–366.

Taylor MFJ, Forno IW, 1987, ‘Oviposition preferences of the salvinia moth Samea multiplicalis Guenée (Lep., Pyralidae) in relation to host plant quality and damage’. Zeitschrift für angewandte Entomologie 104, 73–78.

May BM, Sands DPA, 1986, ‘Descriptions of larvae and biology of _Cyrtobagous (_Coleoptera: Curculionidae): agents for biological control of salvinia. Proceedings of the Entomology Society of Washington 88, 303–312.

Sands DPA, Schotz M, Bourne AS, 1986, ‘A comparative comparative study of the intrinsic rates of increase of Cyrtobagous singularis and C. salviniae on the water weed Salvinia molesta. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 42, 231–237.

Room PM, 1986, ‘Equations relating growth and uptake of nitrogen by Salvinia molesta to temperature and the availability of nitrogen’. Aquatic Botany 24, 43–59.

Sands DPA, Kassulke RC, 1986, ‘Assessment of Paulinia acuminata [Orthoptera: Acrididae] for the biological control of Salvinia molesta in Australia. Entomophaga 31, 11–17.

Taylor MFJ, Sands DPA, 1986, ‘Effects of ageing and nutrition on the reproductive system of Samea multiplicalis Guenée (Lepidopteran: Pyralidae). Bulletin of Australia. Entomological Research 76, 513–517.

Calder AA, Sands DPA, 1985, ‘A new Brazilian Cyrtobagous Hustache (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) introduced into Australia to control salvinia.’ J Aust Entomol Soc 24, 57 – 64.

Room PM, Thomas PA, 1985, ‘Nitrogen and establishment of a beetle for biological control of the floating weed salvinia in Papua New Guinea’. J Appl Ecol 22, 139–156.

Forno IW, Bourne AS, 1984, ‘Studies in South America of arthropods on the Salvinia auriculata complex of floating ferns and their effects on S. molesta’. Bull Entomol Res 74, 609–621.

Room PM, Forno IW, Taylor MFJ, 1984, ‘Establishment in Australia of insects for biological control of the floating weed Salvinia molesta Mitchell’. Bull Entomol Res 74, 505–516. 

Sands DPA, Kassulke RC, 1984, ‘Samea multiplicalis[Lep. Pyralidae], for biological control of two water weeds, Salvinia molesta and Pistia stratiotes in Australia. Entomophaga 29, 267–273.

Taylor MFJ, 1984, ‘The dependence of development and fecundity of Samea multiplicalis on early larval nitrogen nitrogen intake’. J Insect Physiol 30, 779–785.

Forno IW, Sands DPA, Sexton W, 1983, ‘Distribution, biology and host specificity of Cyrtobagous singularis Hustache (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) for the biological control of Salvinia molesta’. Bull Entomol Res 73, 85–95. 

Room PM, Harley KLS, Forno IW, Sands DPA, 1981, ‘Successful biological control of the floating weed salvinia’. Nature 294, 78–80. 

Thomas PA, 1980, ‘Life-cycle studies on acuminata (DeGeer) (Orthoptera: Pauliniidae) with particular particular reference to the effects of constant temperature. Bull Entomol Res 70, 381–389.

Forno IW, Harley KLS, 1979, ‘The occurrence of Salvinia molesta in Brazil. Aquatic Botany 6, 185–187. 

Mitchell DS, Rose DJW, 1979, ‘Factors affecting fluctuations in extent of Salvinia molesta on Lake Kariba. PANS 25, 171–177.

Mitchell DS, Tur NM, 1975, ‘The rate of growth of Salvinia molesta (S. auriculata Auct.) in laboratory and natural conditions’. J Appl Ecol 12, 213–225.

Conference proceedings

Sands DPA, Schotz M, 1985, ‘Control or no control: a comparison of the feeding strategies of two salvinia weevils. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 19 – 25 August1984, Vancouver, Delfosse ES (ed) pp. 551 – 556. Agriculture Canada, Vancouver.

Forno IW, 1981, ‘Progress in the exploration for biological control agents for Salvinia molesta’. In:Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 22 – 29 July 1980, Brisbane. Delfosse ES, (ed) pp. 167 – 173. CSIRO, Canberra.

Sands DPA, Schotz M, Bourne AS, 1983, ‘The feeding characteristics and development of larvae of a salvinia weevil Cyrtobagous sp’. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 34, 291 – 296.