Grypus equiseti

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Grypus equiseti
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Grypus equiseti 4,8-6 mm
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G. equiseti
Binomial name
Grypus equiseti
(Fabricius, 1775)[1]

Grypus equiseti, known by the common name horsetail weevil, is a species of weevil native to Europe.[2][3][4] It feeds on Equisetum arvense (field horsetail or common horsetail) and Equisetum palustre (marsh horsetail) plants.[5] It has been introduced to New Zealand to control Equisetum arvense, which is an invasive species there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fabricius, J.C. 1775. Systema entomologiae, sistens insectorum classes, ordines, genera, species, adiectis synonymis, locis, descriptionibus, observationibus. Libraria Kortii, Flensburgi et Lipsiae.
  2. ^ Fauna Europaea
  3. ^ Freude, H., Harde, K.W., & Lohse, G.A. (eds, 1981, 1983) Die Käfer Mitteleuropas. Band 10. Bruchidae, Anthribidae, Scolytidae, Platypodidae, Curculionidae. Band 11. Curculionidae II. Krefeld: Goecke & Evers.
  4. ^ Hoffmann, A. (1950, 1954, 1958) Coléoptères curculionides. Parties I, II, III. Paris: Éditions Faune de France. Bibliothèque virtuelle numérique pdfs
  5. ^ "Grypus equiseti (Fabricius, 1775)". Watford Coleoptera Group. Retrieved 3 March 2018.