Mogulones geographicus (Goeze, 1777)

Paterson’s curse root weevil

on Echium

parasite

The larva bores in the root; it also hibernates there, then pupates in the soil.

host plants

Boraginaceae, monophagous

Echium italicum, plantagineum, vulgare.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Ceutorhynchidius, Ceutorhynchus, geographicus.

notes

Employed in Australia in the biological control of Echium plantagineum.

references

Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Lorenz (1997a), Morris (1982a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Sanz Benito, GarcĂ­a-Ocejo Izquierdo & de los Mozos Pascua (1996a), Sheppard, Smyth & Swirepik (0000a), Vayssieres (1995a), Vayssieres & Wapshere (1983a).

mod 9.vi.2019