Biol Invasions https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-018-1764-6 ORIGINAL PAPER Inﬂuences of the invasive tamarisk leaf beetle (Diorhabda carinulata) on avian diets along the Dolores River in Southwestern Colorado USA . . Charles van Riper III Sarah L. Puckett Abigail J. Darrah Received: 5 May 2017 / Accepted: 21 May 2018 This is a U.S. government work and its text is not subject to copyright protection in the United States; however, its text may be subject to foreign copyright protection 2018 Abstract The tamarisk leaf beetle (Diorhabda car- of biological invasions of the introduced tamarisk inulata), introduced from Eurasia in 2001 as a shrub and tamarisk leaf beetles on the diets of native biological control agent for the invasive plant Tamarix birds along the Dolores River in southwestern Color- ramosissima, has spread widely throughout the west- ado, USA. We examined avian foraging behavior, ern USA. With D. carinulata now very abundant, sampled the arthropod community, documented bird scientists and restoration managers have questioned diets and the use of invasive tamarisk shrubs and what inﬂuence this introduced arthropod might have tamarisk leaf beetles by birds. We documented D. upon the avian component of riparian ecosystems. carinulata abundance, on what plants the beetles From 2009 through
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Published: Jun 5, 2018
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