| Larinus minutus, Larinus planus, Larinus obtusus, Larinus latus, Lixus cardui|
Larinus is a genus of true weevils, comprising about 180 species, mostly in the Palaearctic region. Turkey appears to have a significant diversity of the group, with more than 50 species recorded in the Eastern part of the country.
Several of these beetles are used as agents of biological pest control against noxious weeds. They feed on flower heads, destroying the developing seeds of the weeds.
Species include:Larinus araxicola Gultekin, 2006
Larinus centaurea Oliver, 1807
Larinus filiformis Petri
Larinus grisescens Gyllenhal
Larinus latus Herbst
Larinus orientalis Capiomont, 1874