Hadroplontus litura (F.)

Plant species attacked: Canada thistle
Biocontrol Agent Type: Stem feeding weevil
Country of Origin: The populations released in BC originated in France, Germany and Switzerland
First Released in BC: 1975
Click on image to view larger photo: Hadroplontus litura larva Hadroplontus litura adult
Positive monitoring and/or dispersal locations in BC on Canada thistle:
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Established Hadroplontus litura on Canada thistle locations
View the in-depth Hadroplontus litura information page here
This biological control species is currently not available for distribution.