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Species Tychius cuprifer

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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 Curculioninae
Tribe Tychiini (Leguminous Seed Weevils)
Subtribe Tychiina
Genus Tychius
Species cuprifer (Tychius cuprifer)
Identification
front tibia with a distinct tooth (T. meliloti males also have it, but the body is not nearly as slender) (R.S. Anderson's comment)
Range
native to w. Palearctic, introduced in NA (MD-VA area)(1)
Food
host plants: Trifolium spp., Teline monspessulana(2); also on Rumex obtusifolius (Polygonaceae) in Europe(1)
Works Cited
1.Wild plants and their associated insects in the Palearctic Region, primarily Europe and the Middle East
Campobasso G., Colonnelli E., Knutson L., Terragitti G., Cristofaro M., eds. 1999. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, ARS–147.
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.