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55a0178X – 2626.2   Chamaesphecia hungarica (Tomala, 1901)
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Distribution Data for Chamaesphecia hungarica
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Synonymy: Sesia hungarica Tomala, 1901
Chamaesphecia deltaica Popescu-Gorj & C?pu?e, 1965
Taxonomic Notes: Chamaesphecia hungarica (Tomala, 1901) was introduced from Europe into the USA in 1993 and into Canada in 1991 for biocontrol of Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula). Its current population status is uncertain. Hansen 2002, Winston et al. 2014.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hansen, R., 2002. Leafy Spurge Control Agents. In A. Shelton. Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America. Accessed (4/11/2017). website
  • Winston, R.L., M. Schwarzländer, H.L. Hinz, M.D. Day, M.J.W. Cock, M.H. Julien, 2014. Biological Control of Weeds: A World Catalogue of Agents and Their Target Weeds. USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, 5: 1-838.
Chamaesphecia hungarica
Chamaesphecia hungarica

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