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51a0510 – 2729.5   Lobesiodes euphorbiana (Freyer, 1842)
Distribution Data for Lobesiodes euphorbiana
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Distribution: Introduced from Europe.
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Synonymy: Sericoris euphorbiana Freyer, 1842
Taxonomic Notes: Lobesiodes euphorbiana (Freyer, 1842) was introduced from Europe into the Canada in 1983 for biocontrol of Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula) and in 1991 for biocontrol of Cypress Spurge (Euphorbia cyparissias L.). Has become established in MB. McClay et al. 1995, 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.
  • McClay, A.S., D.E. Cole, P. Harris, C.J. Richardson, 1995. Biological control of leafy spurge in Alberta: progress and prospects. AECV95-R2. Alberta Environmental Centre, Vegreville, Alberta, Canada, 63 pp.
  • 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.
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