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weevil - Larinus turbinatus

weevil - Larinus turbinatus
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
August 5, 2012

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found again
see(1) --how far is it from where this one was found? 70 mi?

somewhere in that ballpark
A quick Google Maps calculation gives about 90mi. Are there still no confirmed PA records other than those here on BG (I am aware these photos of mine aren't enough evidence for records, but the other is of a pinned specimen)?

numerous PA records, actually
see Lawrence Barringer's comment at(1)

ah didn't see that
But at the PA Ent Society meeting in Oct., there was a presenter talking about the habits of this species at Fort Indiantown Gap on different types of thistle. Apparently it's quite common there, and most thistle plants are infested with them.

E. Richard Hoebeke says:
"The BugGuide image sure looks like Larinus turbinatus. I am not aware of any releases in North America or of any other Nearctic records for this Palearctic weevil. Very interesting discovery in PA indeed. Please keep me in the loop on any new developments with this weevil."

More about it
I asked people at PA depf of agriculture. This is the response:
"We are reviewing some 2011 Larinus specimens that just didn't quite look right, and might be able to substantiate the record that way." (Spichiger, Sven-Erik)

Somebody else commented that some fig growers suspect that they have the same beetle.

Stay tuned. Keep trying, Roar. Good luck with this.

thanks much for the followup
i look forward to more updates

Moved tentatively
Moved from Larinus.

intriguing... looks like a new sp. to BG! thinking, turbinatus
please add a profile shot -- will make my life much easier

Moved from ID Request.

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