DENVER
09/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Using Beetles To Eradicate Invasive Weed Species

Colorado agriculture officials are widening their battle against the West's most voracious invasive weed, tamarisk, by deploying a controversial leaf-eating Chinese beetle east of the Continental Divide.

State teams have planted 100,000 of the yellow- striped Diorhabda beetles along banks of the Arkansas River.

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