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)
Tribe Hylobiini (Pine Weevils)
Species transversovittatus (Hylobius transversovittatus)
Explanation of Names
Hylobius transversovittatus (Goeze 1771)
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
introduced in the US from Europe in 1992 to control purple loosestrife; released in NY-VA to MT-CO & WA-OR. Colonization of these introduced populations appear to have been successful(1). No indication that it feeds on other plants.
Contributed by v belov on 1 March, 2014 - 10:43am Additional contributions by Beatriz Moisset Last updated 9 November, 2016 - 3:24pm
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