Worms attack mangroves in region
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Worms of a certain type of moth is feeding on mangroves in Western Visayas, according to environment officials. Bernabe Garnace, Community Environment and Natural Resources Office chief, said they noticed the larvae or worms of the tide-watching mangrove moth (scientific name Aucha velans) in mangroves at the Iloilo River and Brgy. Hinactacan, Lapaz, Iloilo City. Garnace said they noticed the worm attacking the twigs and leaves of the mangroves, particularly the bungalon species, affecting the plant's photosynthesis or food-making process.
Angelo, F. A. L. (2010, September 28). Worms attack mangroves in region. The Daily Guardian, pp. 1, 5.
Mangroves; Mangrove conservation; Aquatic insects; Photosynthesis; Infestation; Mangrove conservation; Leaves; Mangrove restoration; Pesticides; Aucha velans; Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Museum of Natural History; Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP); Garnace, Bernabe; Gigare, Niel G.; Recuenco-Adorada, Jessamyn; Lustica, Alicia L.
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