Larinus latus

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Larinus latus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae
Subfamily: Lixinae
Genus: Larinus
Species: L. latus
Binomial name
Larinus latus

Larinus latus is a species of true weevil. It is used as an agent of biological pest control against Onopordum thistles in Australia.[1]


  1. ^ W. J. Pettit and D. T. Briese (2000). "The Demographic Performance of the Capitulum Weevil, Larinus latus, on Onopordum Thistles in its Native and Introduced Ranges" (PDF). Proceedings of the X International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds 4–14 July 1999, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA Neal R. Spencer [ed.]. pp. 739-745 (2000).