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Species Phrydiuchus tau - Mediterranean Sage Root Crown Weevil

Phrydiuchus tau Phrydiuchus tau
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 Ceutorhynchinae (Minute Seed Weevils)
Tribe Ceutorhynchini
Genus Phrydiuchus
Species tau (Mediterranean Sage Root Crown Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Phrydiuchus tau Warner 1969
Range
native to Europe, established at several locations in CA, CO, ID, OR(1)
Food
host: Mediterranean sage (Salvia aethiopis)(1)
Remarks
first released: OR 1971(1) to control Mediterranean sage
Internet References
Washington State U.. Integrated Weed Control Project