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Genus Larinus

Larinus sp. - Larinus carlinae Larinus from Montana (2) 10.07.08 - Larinus minutus Rhinocyllus species ? - Larinus carlinae - male - female Larinus planus - Larinus carlinae snout weevil - Larinus carlinae Larinus planus - Larinus carlinae  Knapweed Seedhead Weevil - Larinus obtusus Canada Thistle Bud Weevil - Larinus
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 Larinus
Explanation of Names
Larinus Dejean 1821
5 spp. in our area, 4 recently introduced to control weeds and one adventive(1)(2); ~180 spp. total
Stocky body, rounded and slightly oblate dorso-ventrally, black in color, and sparsely hairy
key to spp. in (1)
native to the Old World, most diverse in warmer and dryer parts of the Palaearctic, esp. the Mediterranean and the Middle East; introduced in NA from so. Europe and now established across Canada and US (mostly in the northern and western states)
on thistles and related members of Asteraceae
used as biocontrol agents to combat invasive weeds(3)
See Also
Rhinocyllus conicus