Larinus planus

Plant species attacked: Bull thistle | Canada thistle | Nodding thistle | Plumeless thistle
Biocontrol Agent Type: Seed feeding beetle (weevil)
Country of Origin: Adventive
First Released in BC: 1988
Click on image to view larger photo: Larinus planus larva Larinus planus adult
 
Positive monitoring and/or dispersal locations in BC on Bull, Canada, Nodding and Plumeless thistle:
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Established Larinus planus on Bull thistle locations Established Larinus planus on Canada thistle locations Established Larinus planus on Nodding thistle locations Established Larinus planus on Plumeless thistle locations
Download Field Guide: Operational Field Guide - Larinus planus
 
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