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Species Hylobius transversovittatus

Hylobius transversovittatus
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 Molytinae
Tribe Hylobiini (Pine Weevils)
Genus Hylobius
Species transversovittatus (Hylobius transversovittatus)
Explanation of Names
Hylobius transversovittatus (Goeze 1771)
Range
intentionally introduced
Food
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Remarks
introduced in the US from Europe in 1992 to control purple loosestrife; released in NY-VA to MT-CO & WA-OR. Colonization of these introduced populations appear to have been successful(1). No indication that it feeds on other plants.
Print References
Fact sheets: __ (00) [MT](2) | (1) | anon.[BC](3)
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