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Species Ceutorhynchus obstrictus - Cabbage Seedpod Weevil

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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 Ceutorhynchinae (Minute Seed Weevils)
Tribe Ceutorhynchini
Genus Ceutorhynchus
Species obstrictus (Cabbage Seedpod Weevil)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
contrary to some reports, Ceutorhynchus assimilis does not occur in NA; its NA records probably refer to C. obstrictus
Explanation of Names
Ceutorhynchus obstrictus (Marsham 1802)
Size
2-4 mm(1)
Identification
Range
native to Europe, adventive and widespread in NA (across so. Canada and much of the US)(1)
Food
adults feed on various Brassicaceae; larvae in Brassica seedpods(1)
Remarks
serious pest of canola (Brassica napus) and oilseed rape (B. rapa) in North America; earliest record in our area: BC 1931(2)
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