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Lab-raised insects released into Everglades to fight invasive plant

A thousand teeny troops fanned out Tuesday. Their mission: Take down an invading green horde.


At the deployment, scientists opened 100 vials, each containing 10 lab-raised bugs called thrips, freeing them into new pastures: a Brazilian pepper-infested Broward County park.


https://www.news-press.com/story/tech/science/environment/2019/07/18/everglades-insect-army-deployed-fight-invasive-brazilian-pepper-trees/1748147001/

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