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Species Tychius stephensi - Red Clover Seed Weevil

unknown tiny weevil - Tychius stephensi Weevil from Virginia 10.05.29 (1)  - Tychius stephensi Tychius stephensi? - Tychius stephensi Hypera? - Tychius stephensi weevil - Tychius stephensi Curculionidae, dorsal - Tychius stephensi Curculionidae, lateral - Tychius stephensi Curculionidae, head - Tychius stephensi
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 stephensi (Red Clover Seed Weevil)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tychius stephensi Schönherr, 1836
Syn: stepheni - per Dr Anderson's explanation, the correct spelling is stephensi (contrary to sources like and
native to Europe, adventive and widespread in NA (introduced ca. 1913)(1)(2)
on clover - Trifolium spp. (Fabaceae) (2)
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.