Nastus fausti

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Nastus fausti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae
Subfamily: Entiminae
Tribe: Nastini
Genus: Nastus
Species: N. fausti
Binomial name
Nastus fausti

Nastus fausti is a weevil that has been investigated as a potential biocontrol agent for giant hogweeds (Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier et Levier, Heracleum sosnowskyi Manden, and Heracleum persicum Desf. ex Fischer.) in Europe. During experimentation the weevils were found to not be specific against the target species and could not be recommended as a biocontrol agent.