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Species Larinus curtus - Yellow star thistle flower weevil

Yellow star thistle flower weevil - Larinus curtus Yellow star thistle flower weevil - Larinus curtus Yellow star thistle flower weevil - Larinus curtus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Lixinae
Tribe Lixini
Genus Larinus
No Taxon (subgenus Larinomesius)
Species curtus (Yellow star thistle flower weevil)
Explanation of Names
Larinus curtus Hochhuth 1851
Range
Pacific Northwest
Remarks
Native to Southern Italy, Southern Europe, the Middle East and the Caucasus. Introduced in 1992 to combat yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis)
Internet References
Sobhian and Fornasari. Biology of Larinus curtus Hochhut (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) a European weevil for Biological Control of Yellow Starthistle Centaurea solstitialis L. (Astereraceae) in the United States. 1994