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Rhynchophorinae - Sphenophorus destructor

Rhynchophorinae - Sphenophorus destructor
Cumberland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
May 5, 2010
Size: about 10 mm
Found on a rock near a small stream in a powerline corridor. Note: third tarsal segment not bilobed, antenna not in a scrobe, pygidium exposed, funiculus 6-segmented, and antennal club has a light colored tip (from Borror, DeLong, and Triplehorn, 1976 - fourth ed.).

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Moved from Billbugs.

Sphenophorus destructor Chittenden, probably a new state record. Often a serious corn pest. Excellent photos.

Moved from Fungus Weevils.

thanx for the dorsal, Abby
I now wonder if this could be S. melanocephalus (that i've never seen); let's wait for more opinions

dorsal view is all-important -- pls add, and we'll figure it out
btw, why did you put it the anthribids? this is indeed a rhynchophorine (Curculionidae: Dryophthorinae: Rhynchophorini), more specifically, a billbug -- a member of the genus Sphenophorus

I clicked on the wrong spot. Thanks! I'm not sure how to move it, but I'm sure someone on here will be able to help me out. I have added a dorsal view. Sorry about the pin hole!

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