Weevils Of The Larinus Genera Of Zaporiz`ka Oblast (coleoptera, Curculionidae)


S. V. Volovnik

Distribution and ecology of weevils of Larinus were investigated. In the vicinity of Zaporiz`ka oblast (Ukraine) some 9 species were found, namely Larinus adspersus, L. canescens, L. jaceae, L. minutus, L. obtusus, L. planus, L. sturnus, L. turbinatus, L. vulpes. Data on number, distribution, feeding, phenology, breeding, preimaginal development and parasites are given for each species. It is suggested that Larinus jaceae, L. ?btusus and L. sturnus could be used for weeds biological control.

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