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Species Sphenoptera jugoslavica

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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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea (Metallic Wood-boring and False Jewel Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Chrysochroinae
Genus Sphenoptera
Species jugoslavica (Sphenoptera jugoslavica)
Other Common Names
Bronze Knapweed Root Borer
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
member of the subgen. Chilostetha Jakovlev 1889
Explanation of Names
Sphenoptera jugoslavica Obenberger 1926
Size
~7 mm
Identification
images of diff. stages(1)
Range
native to se. Europe, intentionally introduced in NA and now widespread in the west (BC-CA to SD-CO)(2)
Food
Larval host: Centaurea diffusa(2)
Remarks
Introduced from Greece to fight knapweed; first released in 1980.
Internet References
Fact sheets: Stevens Co., WA | BC(3) | Lang (yyyy) (4) |