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flood debris #4 - zebra weevil - Anthonomus elongatus

flood debris #4 - zebra weevil - Anthonomus elongatus
Medford, (~25 miles east of Philadelphia, PA) Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
December 27, 2009
Size: 2.4mm
suggestions welcome :)

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ID
Anthonomus elongatus LeConte. Color is variable and lighting can change it. I have found a pale blue background preferable for good photos when doing these for taxonomic papers.

true colors
note: the true colors of this weevil show best in the images with the bluish background. (I currently am using Playdough to hold unmounted beetles in position for imaging, but I can't seem to find the right color (and I really like green backgrounds) that doesn't skew the camera's color balance. The blue background is a Formica sample from Lowes)

 
nice to know--
the ones on the bluish background better match BG's first [and till now, only] pix of this beetle:

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must be A. elongatus LeC.
Charlie will set me straight

Moved from Snout and Bark Beetles.

my best guess is...
an Anthonomus sp. of some kind (or closely-related genus).