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Species Curculio rubidus

Weevil in Barrie - Curculio rubidus
Classification
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 Curculioninae
Tribe Curculionini
Genus Curculio (Nut and Acorn Weevils)
Species rubidus (Curculio rubidus)
Explanation of Names
Curculio rubidus Gyllenhal 1836
Size
2.8–3.8 mm(1), smaller than any nearctic congeners(2)
Identification
small size; absence of femoral teeth; and the host association easily separate it from nearctic spp.(2)
Range
native to Europe, adventive in NA (QC-MI)(2)(3)
Food
host: Betula (Betulaceae) (birch); no native Curculio species is associated with birch(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: MI 2010(2)
Works Cited
1.Lompe A. (2002-) Die Käfer Europas: Ein Bestimmungswerk im Internet
2.Curculio rubidus Gyllenhal, 1836 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae), a European weevil new to North America
Anderson R.S., Keller O., Prena J. 2013. Col. Bull. 67: 368-369.
3.New Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) records for Quebec, Canada
de Tonnancour P., Anderson R.S., Bouchard P., Chantal C., Dumont S., Vigneault R. 2017. Zookeys 681: 95-117.