Use of insects to destroy prickly pear
This is a request sent to the Premier of New South Wales regarding the eradication of the 'Prickly Pear' plant which had become a rapid spreading weed since it's introduction the News South Wales and Queensland. The first prickly pear plants were introduced to Australia 1788.
Memorial Hall in Queensland to commemorate the success of the cactoblastis moth against the prickly pear cactus
This colour photograph shows this Cactoblastis Memorial Hall in Boonarga, Queensland. The Memorial Hall commemorates the success of the cactoblastis moth against the prickly pear cactus.