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Species Lignyodes helvolus

Memorial Weevil - Lignyodes helvolus beetle - Lignyodes helvolus beetle - Lignyodes helvolus Curculionidae - Lignyodes helvolus weevil - Lignyodes helvolus - male Tiny Weevil - Lignyodes helvolus small weevil at MV light - Lignyodes helvolus Curculionidae - Lignyodes helvolus
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 Tychiini (Leguminous Seed Weevils)
Subtribe Lignyodina
Genus Lignyodes (Ash Seed Weevils)
Species helvolus (Lignyodes helvolus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lignyodes helvolus (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Thysanocnemis helvolus LeConte 1876
Explanation of Names
helvolus = 'somewhat tawny, yellowish'
2.3-3.9 mm(1)
e NA to the Rockies (NB-SK-MT to Mexico)(1)(2)
mostly: July-Sept (BG data)
Hosts: Fraxinus(1)
at high-moderate risk of endangerment due to the EAB (3)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. & G.H. Horn. 1876. The Rhynchophora of America North of Mexico. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 15(96): i-xvi + 1-455.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Weevils of South Carolina (Coleoptera: Nemonychidae, Attelabidae, Brentidae, Ithyceridae, and Curculionidae).
Janet C. Ciegler. 2010. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. 276 pp.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.Ecological impacts of the emerald ash borer. Pp. 15-62. In: R.G. Van Driesche (ed.), Biology and Control of Emerald Ash Borer.
Wagner, D.L. and K. Todd. 2015. USDA Technical Bulletin FHTET-2014-09. Morgantown, WV.