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Species Mogulones crucifer - Hound's-tongue Root Weevil

Mogulones crucifer
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 Ceutorhynchinae (Minute Seed Weevils)
Tribe Ceutorhynchini
Genus Mogulones
Species crucifer (Hound's-tongue Root Weevil)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mogulones cruciger (Herbst 1784)
Explanation of Names
Mogulones crucifer (Pallas 1771)
Identification

West Palaearctic: AM AT BE BG BY CA DG CH CZ DE DK EE ES FR GG GR
HU IT LV KG KK MA MD NL NO PL PT RO RU SE SI SQ SS TR UA YU
Ecology: on Cynoglossum and Solenanthus ,61
Food
hosts: Cynoglossum officinale (hound's tongue), C. cheirifolium(1)
Remarks
populations in BC originated in Hungary and Serbia
released in Canada in 1997, established in AB-BC(1)
Introduced to control the invasive weed Cynoglossum officinale (Hound's Tongue) (Boraginaceae).
Print References
Schwarzlaender M. (1997) Bionomics of Mogulones cruciger (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a below-ground herbivore for the biological control of hound's-tongue. Environmental Entomol. 26: 357-365 (Full text)
Internet References
Fact sheets: anon. | anon. (2010) | |
Ecosphere. Biocontrol insect impacts population growth of its target plant species but not an incidentally used nontarget