Microplontus campestris (Gyllenhal, 1837),

Douglas, Hume, Bouchard, Patrice, Anderson, Robert S., Tonnancour, Pierre de, Vigneault, Robert & Webster, Reginald P., 2013, New Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) records for Canada, ZooKeys 309, pp. 13-48: 27

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Microplontus campestris (Gyllenhal, 1837)

new to Quebec

Microplontus campestris (Gyllenhal, 1837)  new to Quebec


This adventive Palaearctic species is associated with Leucanthemum vulgare  (L.) ( Asteraceae  ) and may help control this invasive weed. This weevil was accidentally introduced into North America, and has been present in Ontario since 1971, or earlier ( Anderson and Korotyaev 2004).

Specimen data.

Quebec: MRC Marguerite-D’Youville, Varennes ( Verchères), 30.vi.2008, C. Chantal (1, CCCH).