Mecinus janthinus Germar.

Plant species attacked: Dalmatian toadflax | Yellow/Common toadflax
Biocontrol Agent Type: Stem mining beetle (weevil)
Country of Origin: The populations in BC originated in the Rhine Valley in France
First Released in BC: 1991
Click on image to view larger photo:  Mecinus janthinus adult
Positive monitoring and/or dispersal locations in BC on Dalmatian and Yellow toadflax:
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Established Mecinus janthinus on Dalmatian toadflax locations Established Mecinus janthinus on Yellow toadflax locations
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