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Species Larinus planus - Canada Thistle Bud Weevil

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Classification
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
No Taxon (subgenus Phyllonomeus)
Species planus (Canada Thistle Bud Weevil)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
the valid name is apparently L. carlinae Olivier (1807) (G├╝ltekin)
Explanation of Names
Larinus planus (Fabricius 1792)
Size
5-8 mm
Range
native to Europe, introduced to NA
Season
Around the flowering season of its host plant
Food
hosts: thistles (Cirsium)
Life Cycle
Larvae develop in buds of thistles, especially Canada Thistle
Remarks
introduced to control invasive thistle in the 1960s (was later found to infect some native thistles)
Internet References
Species page(1) (in German) +Fact sheet(2)