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Species Listroderes difficilis - Vegetable Weevil

Looks like a beetle but it has no mandibles - Listroderes difficilis BG2583 E3018-9 - Listroderes difficilis BG2583 E3018-9 - Listroderes difficilis Snout Beetle - Listroderes difficilis  Listroderes with eggs - Listroderes difficilis - female Vegetable Weevil? - Listroderes difficilis Found a weevils late at night - Listroderes difficilis Hypera? - Listroderes difficilis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Cyclominae (Underwater Weevils)
Tribe Listroderini
Genus Listroderes
Species difficilis (Vegetable Weevil)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
resurrected from synonymy with L. costirostris Schoenherr
Explanation of Names
Listroderes difficilis Germain 1895
se US to CA (CA-TX-FL-NC-OK, NJ) (1),(BG data)
native to S. America, now almost worldwide in warm temperate/subtropical climates
polyphagous, may feed on a wide range of vegetables, cultivated flowers, and weeds (Mau & Kessing 1992)
Introduced to the US from Argentina; earliest record: MS 1922
Print References
Morrone J.J. (1993) Cladistic biogeographic analyses of the weevil genus Listroderes Schoenherr (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Cladistics 9: 397–411.
Internet References
Works Cited
1. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.