On biology and distribution of weevil Lixus fasciculatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) – A potential agent against Artemisia weeds

Abstract :

Geographical distribution, habitat, phenology, food plants of the imago and larva, feeding, mating and egg-laying behavior, the development of larva of Lixus fasciculatus were studied. In Ukrainian steppe L. fasciculatus is univoltine. Adults feed on Artemisia vulgaris and A. absinthium. Preimaginal development occurs into stems of A. vulgaris. Data on geographic distribution (especially in Ukraine) are given. This species seems to be a potential agent against Artemisia weeds

Keyword :

Artemisia weeds, beetle, behavior, development, oviposition

Author(s) : Volovnik, S.
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2012 Vol. 7 Number 2