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Sphenoptera jugoslavakia Obenberger - Sphenoptera jugoslavica

Sphenoptera jugoslavakia Obenberger - Sphenoptera jugoslavica
8 miles South of the Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon, USA
July 8, 1985
Size: 6mm
Collected on Centaurea diffusa

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Sphenoptera jugoslavakia Obenberger - Sphenoptera jugoslavica Sphenoptera jugoslavakia Obenberger - Sphenoptera jugoslavica

i wonder...
...how could a sp. with such un-American name end up in Oregon? Sphenoptera are definitely not the kind of guys u'd expect to have circumboreal/holarctic ranges... And thank you for enriching the Guide with such helpful pictures of IDed beetles. I wish more experts did.

 
That's because it isn't nativ
That's because it isn't native. It was introduced specifically to control knapweed.

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