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Sitona lepidus (Clover Root Weevil)

Wikipedia Abstract

Sitona lepidus or Clover Root Weevil is a species of weevil found in Europe. It has now spread to North America and New Zealand. S. lepidus was found in New Zealand pastures in 1996 and poses a threat to farm productivity since it damages the clover plant. The use of the parasitic wasp Microctonus aethiopoides as a biological control is under way in Southland, New Zealand.
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Prey / Diet

Galega officinalis (professorweed)[1]
Lotus pedunculatus (big trefoil)[1]
Medicago lupulina (nonesuch)[1]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[1]
Trifolium hybridum (Alsike Clover)[1]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[2]
Trifolium repens (Ladino Clover)[2]
Vicia faba (Field Bean)[1]


Nordamerika, Mexico;



Species recognized by Alonso-Zarazaga M.A.& Lyal C.H.C., , WTaxa: Electronic Catalogue of Weevil names (Curculionoidea) in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants 2Ecology of Commanster
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