Lixus cardui

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

Lixus cardui is a species of true weevil found in Europe[1]

It was introduced in Australia to control scotch thistle Onopordum acanthium, an invasive weed.