Explanation of Names
Neohydronomus affinis Hustache
affini (L). 'allied, related' (1)
native to South America, introduced elsewhere (incl. se. US) to combat water lettuce(2)
used to control its host, an invasive aquatic plant
Dray, F.A. jr., Center, T.D.,Habeck, D.H.,Thompson, C.R., Cofrancesco,A.F., Balciunas, J.K. 1990. Release and establishment in the southeastern United States of Neohydronomus affinis, an herbivore of water lettuce. Envrionmental Entomology 19, 799-802.