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Genus Microlarinus

Imported weevil with mission to fight - Microlarinus lypriformis Microlarinus lypriformis Microlarinus lareynii Microlarinus lypriformis Microlarinus lypriformis Sitona? - Microlarinus lypriformis Weevil - Microlarinus Microlarinus? - Microlarinus
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 Lixinae
Tribe Lixini
Genus Microlarinus
Explanation of Names
Microlarinus Hochhuth 1847
2 introduced spp.(1) (M. lareynii, M. lypriformis)
sw. US and WA(1)
host: puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris, Zygophyllaceae)(1)
Introduced from Europe to control puncturevine(1); M. lareynii first released in the US in 1961(2)(3)