A Moth that Devastates Prickly Pear Cactus May Be Headed to Tucson

Tim Vanderpool
Tucson Weekly | May 20, 2009
If Cactoblastis cactorum -- a wee but voracious South American moth whose larvae devastate the prickly pear cactus -- reaches Arizona, the consequences for the ecosystem would be dire.

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