Sphenoptera jugoslavica (Obenb.)

Plant species attacked: Diffuse knapweed | Spotted knapweed
Biocontrol Agent Type: Root feeding beetle
Country of Origin: The populations released in BC orginated in Macedonia
First Released in BC: 1976
Click on image to view larger photo: Sphenoptera jugoslavica larva Sphenoptera jugoslavica adult
 
Positive monitoring and/or dispersal locations in BC on Diffuse and Spotted knapweeds:
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Established Sphenoptera jugoslavica on Diffuse knapweed locations Established Sphenoptera jugoslavica on Spotted knapweed locations
 
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