Lantana biocontrol

Biological control of lantana is a long-term control option and has had mixed results. The objective is to reduce plant viability and prevent its further spread by stressing plants and reducing seeding processes. In some cases it has resulted in die-back of the lantana plants.

Lantana biocontrol agents have been released in Australia since 1914. Many of the agents are specific to one or several of the different lantana varieties found in Australia.

The information sheets below describe each of the agents that have established within Australia:

Further information