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Species Tychius meliloti - Sweet Clover Weevil

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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 Tychiina
Genus Tychius
Species meliloti (Sweet Clover Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Tychius meliloti Stephens, 1831
native to Europe, adventive in NA (introduced ca. 1975)(1) and spread in Canada (west to SK)(2) and adjacent US states
host plants: Melilotus spp.(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, II: New records from Nova Scotia...
C.G. Majka, R.S. Anderson, & D.B. McCorquodale. 2007. The Canadian Entomologist 139: 397–442.
2.Tychius meliloti Stephens new to Canada with a brief review of the species of Tychius Germar introduced into North America...
R.S. Anderson and A.T. Howden. 1994. The Canadian Entomologist 126(6): 1363-1368.