thistle head weevil

There is also one pathogen, a … The known distribution of R. conicus does not perfectly match the distribution of its main host plants in its native range, which suggests some apparent gaps in its native range may simply be because the host has been recorded but the pest has not. Thistle. in Canada. Turner et al. All weevils from both genera are believed to feed in the capitula of Asteraceae species. Establishment of Rhinocyllus conicus on milk thistle in southern California. http://uwm.edu/field-station/category/bug-of-the-week/, 4458 County Hwy Y, Saukville, WI 53080 / (262) 375-2715, Access Ability Wisconsin Trackchair at Riveredge, Riveredge State Natural Area Restoration Project, The Riveredge Outdoor Learning Elementary School (ROLES), Riveredge Excursions: Guided Family & Small Group Nature Experiences, https://www.riveredgenaturecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/weevil-rhinocyllus18-1.jpg, https://www.riveredgenaturecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/riveredge.png, Bug o’the Week – Gold-and-Brown Rove beetle, https://bugguide.net/node/view/1374096/bgimage, https://bugguide.net/node/view/487333/bgimage, https://www.invasive.org/publications/xsymposium/proceed/02pg187.pdf. There are four larval instars which feed and pupate internally in the capitulum, in a hard black ovoid cell that resembles a gall. The insect, called the musk thistle seed head weevil, will greatly reduce the thistle population next year, said an Extension biological control specialist at the University of Missouri. Establishment of Rhinocyllus conicus (Col.: Curculionidae) on Italian thistle in southern California. The cap dries and protects the eggs from predators, and one source said that the cap attracts ants, which care for the eggs. The first generation is very much skewed towards host captiula produced in spring (Cullen and Sheppard, 2012), which are also the largest; this means that later, smaller capitula receive proportionally fewer eggs. These differences relate to the different ecotypes by both region and host, and allow this species to persist under a broader range of hosts and climates. Pupation takes up to two weeks but the immature adults stay in the cells several weeks. Subsequently, Trichosirocalus horridus (Panzer), the rosette weevil, was introduced into seven Oklahoma counties in 1998 to Some may be subspecies. 2010a, Cirsium vinaceum (Sacramento Mountains thistle), US Fish and Wildlife Service, Musk thistle (nodding thistle). Allozyme and morphometric analysis of R. conicus, from the Atlantic coast to Israel, found two distinct groups (Klein and Seitz, 1994). Biological control programmes against insects and weeds in Canada 1969-1980 [ed. R. conicus has eight synonyms (Hoffmann, 1956; Alonso-Zarazaga and Talamelli, 2011). The rosette weevil larvae feed on the center of the rosettes causing the plant to die or have multiple stems and reduce seed production. Southwestern Entomologist, 36(1):77-84. http://sswe.tamu.edu/, Page AR, Lacey KL, 2006. It is by Mark Schwarzlander at University of Idaho. Environmental Entomology, 14(4):433-436, Harris P, 1981. Ecology, 76(1):229-245, Louda SM, Potvin MA, Collinge SK, 1990. Description. Females lay between 100 and 200 eggs, two to five at a time, on the bracts of the developing thistle flower buds https://bugguide.net/node/view/487333/bgimage, and then top each egg with frass (bug poop) (alternatively, some sources say she caps the eggs with chewed-up plant material). The adult is a typical ‘snout-beetle’, 6 (3-7) mm long. Over all length 4 - 7mm. Acta Oecologica, 15(5):529-541, Turner CE, Pemberton RW, Rosenthal SS, 1987. In early spring, they feed on rosettes, mate, and females lay eggs on the emerging seed heads. Two species of weevil are used for biological control of musk thistles. Thistle-head weevil (Rhinocyllus conicus); adult. http://ecos.fws.gov/docs/five_year_review/doc3285.pdf, USDA-NRCS, 2013. Biological control of weeds in Canada, 1959-1968. Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. By 2001, weevils had been released in 34 counties. In: Proceedings of the 28th New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Conference. In 1968 the weevil was introduced to Saskatchewan and Ontario from Alsace, France, and the Rhine valley, Germany. They are dark/black in color, but freshly-emerged individuals are mottled with a coat of short black and yellowish hairs that makes them look like they’re dusted with pollen. California, USA: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 245-247, Goeden RD, Ricker DW, 1977. Length: 3 to 7 mm Range: Alberta Habitat: Near Thistle Time of year seen: May to August Diet: Musk Thistle and Plumeless Thistle Other: This species is native to Europe and was imported to Canada in 1968 for biological control of Thistles. Melbourne, Australia: CSIRO Publishing, 184-189, Sauer SA, Bradley KL, 2008. Jessep CT, 1981. Spraying after plants have bloomed is ineffective in killing the plant. After overwintering as adults, the weevils emerge in early spring and feed on the leaves of musk thistle rosettes. The adults and larvae of the tortoise beetle feed on the leaves and skeletonize the plant. CABI Compendium: Status inferred from regional distribution. Melbourne, Australia: DSIR/CSIRO. 229-245. Melbourne, Australia: DSIR/CSIRO, 411-414, Zwölfer H, Harris P, 1984. The adult weevil is black and covered in a thin black and yellowish mottled coat of hairs. by Delfosse, E. S. \Scott, R. R.]. They traveled to New Zealand in 1973, to Argentina in 1980, and to Australia in 1989. Biological control in the western United States, 3361 [ed. (Maw, 1982), C. ownbeyi S.L. The seed weevil was first released in Australia 1992. A sixth species, R. inquilinus Gyll., described from Finland, appears to be a small individual of R. conicus (Zwölfer and Harris, 1984). Nodding thistle receptacle weevil, Rhinocyllus conicus (Froelich), life cycle. The head weevil overwinters as an adult (Figure 3). Electrophoresis helps to indentify which race of the introduced weevil, Rhinocyllus conicus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), has transferred to two native southern California thistles. Environmental Entomology, 7(6):787-789, Goeden RD, Ricker DW, 1985. (Iran) and R. schoenherri Cap. It is not a regulated pest in any country of introduction. Wallingford, UK: CABI, Denton J, 2011. http://www.gbif.org/species. CABI, Undated. In: DSIR Information Series, 105 37. In: Sacramento Mountains thistle (Cirsium vinaceum). Rosette moth lay eggs in rosette during autumn/winter often causing death of plant or at least severe seed producing ability. A single larva destroys on average 26 seeds (Sheppard et al., 1994). Despite their secretive lifestyle, the larvae are found by parasitoids. New Zealand imported and released weevils from Canada in 1973, which proved effective against C. nutans in New Zealand. Technical Communications. Native to Europe and western Asia, R. conicus has been deliberately introduced to Canada in 1968 (Harris and Zwölfer, 1971; Harris, 1984); South America in 1980 (Feldman, 1997); Australia in 1989 (Woodburn and Cullen, 1993; 1995); and New Zealand in 1973 (Jessep, 1975; 1981) as a biological control agent for thistles in the genera Carduus,Cirsium and Silybum. British Journal of Entomology and Natural History. 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation : US Fish and Wildlife Service.29 pp. From Saskatchewan and Ontario R. conicus was moved and released into the USA, in Virginia and Montana, in 1969. More work is needed to better understand the genetic patterns underlying these differences and to see if the different ecotypes show any degree of reproductive incompatibility. Due to the variable regulations around (de)registration of pesticides, your national list of registered pesticides or relevant authority should be consulted to determine which products are legally allowed for use in your country when considering chemical control. > 0°C, dry winters), Continental climate, wet all year (Warm average temp. Environmental Entomology, 16(1):111-115, Unruh TR, Goeden RD, 1987. Slough, UK: Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, 115-126, Harris P, Zwölfer H, 1971. It is by Mark Schwarzlander at University of Idaho. Queensland, Australia: Queensland Weed Society, 99-103, Woodburn TL, Cullen JM, 1995. http://ecos.fws.gov/docs/five_year_review/doc3285.pdf. Plumeless thistle, Carduus acanthoides L., and musk thistle, CarduuS thoermeri Weinmann, potted plants were inoculated with eggs of Rhinocyllus conic We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website.By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Woodburn, 1996); however, amongst the native thistles R. conicus competes in the developing capitula with native insects, particularly tephritid seed flies, and may locally threaten the population viability of such flies (Tatyana and Louda, 2011). Carduus nutans L. - nodding thistle. A black beetle with a pattern of pale, patchy hairs on its elytra. R. conicus in its native range can also be quite heavily attacked by Nosema, a microsporidian parasite (Woodburn and Cullen, 1995; Cullen and Sheppard, 2012). > 10°C, Cold average temp. © Copyright 2020 CAB International. Range expansion of Rhinocyllus conicus Froelich on musk thistle into southwestern Arkansas. Fauna Europaea. It is a short-snouted beetle up to 6 millimeters in total body length. Effectiveness of Rhinocyllus conicus as a biological control agent for nodding thistle, Carduus nutans, in Australia. Other insects in this community tend to be active later in the flowering periods, but competition in the captula is quite intense. 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation. Dispersal of Rhinocyllus conicus for biocontrol of musk thistle. In 1989 Australia released three populations of R. conicus, from New Zealand, southern France and Italy, into the state of New South Wales to counter C. nutans there (Woodburn and Cullen, 1993; 1995; Cullen and Sheppard, 2012), but only the New Zealand and French populations spread widely. Harris P, 1981. > 10°C, Cold average temp. The head weevil can attack other thistles, including native species. North America has a number of species of native thistle in the genus Cirsium that are susceptible to damage from R. conicus. Females often lay over 2000 eggs with the subsequent larval feeding stimulating the plant to form a multi-branched growth habit. Wallingford, UK: CABI, CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. 97 (1), 36-62. In the exotic range these differences in phenology by ecotype are maintained with little evidence of quick synchronization to new conditions (Cullen and Sheppard, 2012), suggesting the ecotypes are phonologically distinct and not a phenotypically plastic strategy of survival. All populations hibernate through the cold months and migration tends to occur in spring, when the adults seek host populations having emerged from their hibernation sites. by Driesche, R. Van \Blossey, B. R. conicus is restricted to the habitats and regions where its host plants are found (see Hosts/Species Affected). This habit favors attack by R. conicus. The two groups, temperate and Mediterranean, correspond to differences in climate, and differ in their phenology of oviposition and physical appearance:  the Mediterranean group starts to lay about a month earlier than the temperate group and generally has a narrower body shape, although there is individual variation and overlap between the two groups. 2. The economic benefits of R. conicus as a biological control agent against the exotic thistle Carduus nutans have been very significant in Canada, the USA and New Zealand. Establishment of an introduced weevil Rhinocyllus (Col., Curculionidae) for the biological control of nodding thistle Carduus nutans (Compositae) in Southern Ontario. 29. GBIF, 2012. Populations from Onopordumacanthium have also been described (Zwölfer and Harris 1984). 1990), Based on impact on native thistle in controlled studies, not natural populations (Wiggins et al. Figure 2. 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation. 411-414. Apparently, other continents don’t have susceptible native thistle species, so North America is the only place where the NTRB is behaving badly. Eggs are laid under frass caps on the external surface of the bracts of the pre-flowering capitulum. Science (Washington), 277(5329):1088-1090, Louda SM, Potvin MA, 1995. It was assumed that the weevil would stick to its non-native targets, but by the mid-‘90’s, it was obvious that the NTRBs weren’t limiting themselves to exotic thistles. There is enough evidence to suggest that this biological control agent should not be moved into the region surrounding the Great Lakes [Too late – there were several local releases in Wisconsin in the early 1980’s, and the weevil was documented on a native a Cirsium about 20 years later, 80 miles from a release site]. Once the adults have located host populations they become much more sedentary. Gassmann A, Kok L-T, 2002. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. 68 (4), 1053-1068. In its exotic range R. conicus has also attracted parasitoids (Zwölfer and Harris, 1984; Wilson and Andres, 1986), but at quite low rates. thistles in North America suggests at least 8 lessons for future biological control efforts. The case suggests that more information was needed in order to make an accurate prediction.”. A thistle head weevil Rhinocyllus conicus that feeds on Carduus pycnocephalus has also been shown to feed on cotton thistle. (Col., Curculionidae), a successful agent for biocontrol of the thistle, Carduus nutans L. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie. Argentina released weevils from the USA in 1980, largely against C. acanthoides, a plant which has caused considerable damage in Argentina (Feldman, 1997). In a paper called “Rhinocyllus conicus – Insights to Improve Predictability and Minimize Risk of Biological Control of Weeds“(1999) S. M. Louda discusses the history and reality of this “experiment” [the BugLady’s word] and makes recommendations about future introductions. R. conicus is attacked by many different species of parasitoid in its native range (Zwölfer and Harris, 1984). Mating takes place shortly thereafter, and by the time musk thistles begin to bolt, the females are ready to lay eggs. Another week, another alien beetle eating an alien thistle. Apply Escort or Telar up to the early flower growth stage. At the edges of Russian thistle’s range, and when Russian thistle has finished blooming, the weevil showed a willingness to move to native thistles – in fact, it has been found in 22 of our 60-ish species of native Cirsium, some of them already rare. DSIR Information Series, 105. 1. Like the Thistle tortoise beetle, of very recent BOTW fame, the Nodding Thistle Receptacle Beetle (Rhinocyllus conicus) is not originally from these parts; it hails from Eurasia and North Africa. > 0°C, dry summers, Cw - Warm temperate climate with dry winter, Warm temperate climate with dry winter (Warm average temp. The hairs wear off over time, leaving the beetle bald https://bugguide.net/node/view/1374096/bgimage. Flower head weevil (Rhinocyllus conicus Forelich) The flower head weevil is about 1/4 inch long. 89. Rhinocyllus conicus (Frölich) (Col.: Curculionidae) in Surrey and South Essex. The head weevil can attack other thistles, including native species. The size of these economic benefits has not been quantified financially for any of these countries; however, the success of control due to other agents in Australia has been estimated at $69M for whole of life (Page and Lacey, 2006). Feldman S R, 1997. Sacramento Mountains thistle (Cirsium vinaceum). Musk thistle. American Midland Naturalist, 124(1):105-113, Maw MG, 1982. ), Bug of the Week archives: (Founding BugFans – you’re getting old! R. conicus was first considered as a biological control agent for the exotic nodding thistle Carduus nutans by Canada. Environmental Entomology, 39(6):1858-1865. http://docserver.ingentaconnect.com/deliver/connect/esa/0046225x/v39n6/s20.pdf?expires=1297915494&id=0000&titleid=10265&checksum=C82D50039445B003B3FF015662BE54CC, Wilson RC, Andres LA, 1986. First record for the biological control agent Rhinocyllus conicus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in a threatened native thistle, Cirsium hillii (Asteraceae), in Wisconsin, U.S.A. Entomological News, 119(1):90-95. http://www.bioone.org/perlserv/?request=get-current-issue, Sheppard AW, Aeschlimann JP, Sagliocco JL, Vitou J, 1991. Rhinocyllus is a small genus of five species in the tribe Rhinocyllini. The risks of the introduction and spread of R. conicus to other regions is limited, as it is specific to a few genera of host plants and has only left its native range through deliberate release as a biological control agent. Carduus acanthoides L., welted thistle, and C. nutans L., nodding thistle (Compositae). Nodding thistle receptacle weevil, Rhinocyllus conicus (Froelich), life cycle. Flower heads contain multiple larvae, and the combined pupal chambers may form a large, hard mass. Rhinocyllus conicus, the thistle head weevil, and another weevil, trichosirocalus mortadelo, have been effectively used in Canada on thistles, including the nodding kind. Exotic weevil invasion increases floral herbivore community density, function, and impact on a native plant. Musk thistle. The weevil is also non-native. Development from egg to adult takes about seven weeks, but may be shorter in Mediterranean climates. Adult females lay about 200 (54-360) eggs which take about a week to hatch. When present in high densities R. conicus may also impact native insects in the capitula of the native thistles (Tatyana and Louda, 2011). How can I get the most out of nodding More information about modern web browsers can be found at http://browsehappy.com/. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario. R. conicus is probably already in most parts of the USA where its target hosts grow, so risks of further spread within the USA are only to regions with susceptible native thistles but without any of the relevant exotic thistles. by Niechols JR, Andres LA, Beardsley JW, Geoden RD, Jackson CG]. Release and establishment of the thistle-head weevil, Rhinocyllus conicus, in Australia. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. ©Loke T. Kok/Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US. by Niechols, J. R. \Andres, L. A. Introduction of a weevil for biological control of nodding thistle. These are R. oblongus Cap. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), an introduced weevil for the biological control of Carduus and Silybum thistles. Washington, DC, USA: USDA Forest Service, 229-245, GBIF, 2012. Spraying now also hurts the buildup of natural populations of the thistle-eating insect. There is a beetle called the thistle-head weevil that is used by multiple states to control milk thistle plants. Rhinocyllus conicus Froelich, the musk thistle head weevil, was released in northeastern Oklahoma beginning in 1991 for biological control of Carduus nutans L., the musk thistle. 110 (2), 181-191. Biology and host specificity of Rhinocyllus conicus (Froel.) It was introduced to control the alien and invasive Nodding/Musk/Russian thistle (Carduus nutans) and a few of its relatives, and now it’s at home in pastures and grasslands and road edges over much of North America. 2010), Based on impact on native thistle (Sauer and Bradley 2008), Industrial / intensive livestock production systems, Average temp. Newly-hatched larvae dive into the flower head where, according to Wikipedia, they feed inside the receptacle on flower parts and developing seeds – one larva may consume as many as 25 seeds. Host utilization of native Cirsium thistles (Asteraceae) by the introduced weevil Rhinocyllus conicus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in California. Carduus nutans (nodding thistle). To reduce risk of spread within the USA, R. conicus is now banned from inter-state movement. British Journal of Entomology and Natural History, 24(4):204. http://www.benhs.org.uk, DePrenger-Levin ME, Grant TA III, Dawson C, 2010. Rondebosch, South Africa: University of Cape Town, 409-415, Woodburn TL, Cullen JM, 1993. Coleopterorum Catalogus. The other four species in the genus Rhinocyllus also feed in the capitula of members of the tribe Cardueae (in the Asteraceae). Ecological effects of an insect introduced for the biological control of weeds. Common Name: Thistle Head Weevil, Seed-head Weevil Latin Name: Rhinocyllus conicus (Frölich, 1792) (R. Bercha, det.) More work is needed to better understand the genetic patterns underlying ecotypic differences in R. conicus and to see if the different ecotypes show any degree of reproductive incompatibility. Of these species, only R. oblongus is sympatric with R. conicus in the latter’s native range (Zwölfer and Harris, 1984), and may indeed be a subspecies (Klein and Seitz, 1994). R. conicus lays frass-covered eggs on the exterior involucral bracts of immature inflorescences of its host. Berry. by Julien, M. \McFadyen, R. \Cullen, J.]. It’s a small weevil in the Snout/Bark beetle family Curculionidae. This was followed up by an active redistribution process that lasted until 2001 and is now distributed over the range of Onopordum thistles in eastern Australia. 3-8. Biological control in the western United States., 3361 [ed. USA: United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Office. Seed head weevil lay eggs in maturing seed head larvae and consume seeds that are forming in spring. Each female lays approximately 100 eggs. musk thistle head weevil, led to its introduction in Oklahoma during 1991. of coldest month > 0°C and < 18°C, mean warmest month > 10°C, Cf - Warm temperate climate, wet all year, Warm average temp. Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 62(4):329-332, Woodburn TL, 1996. The hind wings are well developed as the insect is a univoltine partly... Economically important plants occur within the USA, in Virginia and Montana, in against... 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