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Species Rhinusa antirrhini - Toadflax Seedhead Weevil

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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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Curculioninae
Tribe Mecinini
Genus Rhinusa
Species antirrhini (Toadflax Seedhead Weevil)
Other Common Names
Toadflax Capsule Weevil, Seed-gall Weevil
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Gymnetron antirrhini
Explanation of Names
Rhinusa antirrhini (Paykull 1800)
native to Europe & Mediterranean, adventive in NA (across so. Canada and n. US)(1)
on Eurasian Linaria spp., mostly L. vulgaris(1), Antirrhinum spp., etc. Scrophulariaceae
used in weed control (Dalmatian toadflax)(2)
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