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Species Sphenoptera jugoslavica

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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 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
~7 mm
images of diff. stages(1)
native to se. Europe, intentionally introduced in NA and now widespread in the west (BC-CA to SD-CO)(2)
Larval host: Centaurea diffusa(2)
Introduced from Greece to fight knapweed; first released in 1980.
Internet References
Fact sheets: Stevens Co., WA | BC(3) | Lang (yyyy) (4) |