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Species Larinus carlinae - Canada Thistle Bud Weevil

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Lixinae
Tribe Lixini
Genus Larinus
No Taxon (subgenus Phyllonomeus)
Species carlinae (Canada Thistle Bud Weevil)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
planus Fabricius, 1792
Explanation of Names
Larinus carlinae (Olivier 1807) name priority by Hoebeke and Spichiger 2016
5-8 mm
native to Europe, introduced to NA
Around the flowering season of its host plant
hosts: thistles (Cirsium)
Life Cycle
Larvae develop in buds of thistles, especially Canada Thistle
introduced to control invasive thistle in the 1960s (was later found to infect some native thistles)
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