Mecinus pascuorum (weed bioagent)

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Mecinus pascuorum
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Mecinus pascuorum (weed bioagent) (Gyllenhal 1813)

The weevil is native to Europe and has been introduced into North America in the 1950s. It feeds on buckhorn plantain, Plantago lanceolata.

Publications covering Mecinus pascuorum (weed bioagent)

PLoS ONE (2014) 9 (1 - e85152)
Nicole Wäschke, Kristin Hardge, Christine Hancock, Monika Hilker, Elisabeth Obermaier and Torsten Meiners (2014)
Habitats as complex odour environments: How does plant diversity affect herbivore and parasitoid orientation?

Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (2013) 147, 269-281
Christine Herbst, Nicole Wäschke, E. Kathryn Barto, Sabrina Arnold, Daniel Geuß, Ivonne Halboth, Sabina Reschke, Jakob Sänger, Torsten Meiners and Elisabeth Obermaier (2013)
Land use intensification in grasslands: higher trophic levels are more negatively affected than lower trophic levels

Arthropod-Plant Interactions (2013) 7, 147-158
Christine Hancock, Nicole Wäschke, Uta Schumacher, Karl Eduard Linsenmair, Torsten Meiners and Elisabeth Obermaier (2013)
Fertilizer application decreases insect abundance on Plantago lanceolata: a large-scale experiment in three geographic regions