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Species Rhinusa neta

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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 Curculioninae
Tribe Mecinini
Genus Rhinusa
Species neta (Rhinusa neta)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gymnetron netum (Germar, 1821)
Habitat
Grasslands, pastures, agricultural fields, and roadsides infested with yellow or Dalmatian toadflax
Food
toadflax, (yellow and Dalmatian)
Remarks
Accidentally introduced into North America in the early 1900s (1937), probably with ornamental toadflax.
Regarded as possible biocontrol of toadflax. Has not been released for this purpose yet. However "frequently seen in the field, few collections and releases have been made."
Internet References
British Columbia. Available agents.