Larinus minutus Gyll.

Plant species attacked: Diffuse knapweed | Meadow knapweed | Spotted knapweed
Biocontrol Agent Type: Seed feeding beetle (weevil)
Country of Origin: The populations released in BC orginated in Greece
First Released in BC: 1991
Click on image to view larger photo: Larinus minutus adult
 
Positive monitoring and/or dispersal locations in BC on Diffuse, Spotted, and Meadow knapweeds:
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Established Larinus minutus on Diffuse knapweed locations Established Larinus minutus on Spotted knapweed locations Established Larinus minutus on Meadow knapweed locations
Download Field Guide: Operational Field Guide - Larinus minutus
 
View the in-depth Larinus minutus information page here