Table 2: Successful examples of control of weeds through classical biocontrol agents.

WeedBioagentKind of bioagentReporting country

Chondrilla juncea Puccina chondrillina RustAustralia
Cyperus rotundus Bactra verutana Shoot boring mothIndia, Pakistan, USA
Eupatorium riparium Entyloma compositarum Plant pathogenUSA
Hydrilla verticillata Hydrellia pakistanae Shoot flyUSA
Orobanche cernua Sclerotinia sp. Plant pathogenUSA
Parthenium hysterophorus Puccinia abrupta var. partheniicola RustMexico
Parthenium hysterophorus Zygogramma  Bicolorata 
Epiblema strenuana 
Conotrachels sp.
Leaf eating bettle,
Stem galling insect,
Stem galling insect
Mexico 
Australia 
Australia 
Rumex spp.Uromyces rumicis
Gastrophysa viridula
Plant pathogen 
Beetle
USA 
USA
Tribulus terrestris Microlarinus lareynii and M. lypriformis Pod weevilUSA