Chondrilla juncea L. is a noxious weed accidentally introduced in USA and Australia. A program for biological control of the weed is developed aiming at the determination of potential biocontrol agents in the countries of origin of the weed. As a result of the survey in Bulgaria 51 insects, species associated with the plant were recorded. The current study focuses on the distribution of Schinia cognata Fr. and the damages caused by the larvae to the weed in Bulgaria.
Schinia Cognata fr. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) - distribution and damages caused to the populations of Chondrilla Juncea L. (Asteraceae) in Bulgaria