Larinus planus (weed bioagent)

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Larinus planus (weed bioagent) (Fabricius)

The weevil attacks Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) and is commercially available.

Publications covering Larinus planus (weed bioagent)

The Canadian Entomologist (2007) 139, 397-442
C.G. Majka, R.S. Anderson and D.B. McCorquodale (2007)
The weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, II: New records from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and regional zoogeography