Agapeta zoegana

Plant species attacked: Diffuse knapweed | Meadow knapweed | Spotted knapweed
Biocontrol Agent Type: Seed feeding moth
Country of Origin: The populations released in BC orginated in the Upper Rhone Valley, Switzerland
First Released in BC: 1973
Click on image to view larger photo: Metzneria paucipunctella moth Metzneria paucipunctella larvae
 
Positive monitoring and/or dispersal locations in BC on Diffuse, Spotted, and Meadow knapweeds:
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Established Metzneria paucipunctella on Diffuse knapweed locations Established Metzneria paucipunctella on Spotted knapweed locations Established Metzneria paucipunctella on Meadow knapweed locations
 
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