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My first BugGuide post - Donus zoilus

My first BugGuide post - Donus zoilus
Medford, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
April 7, 2006
Size: 8.5mm

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Moved from clover leaf weevil.

Moved from Hypera.


early introduction - or native
forget about what I told. The species is already known from US under the (synonymous) name Hypera punctata - clover leaf weevil.

cheers, Boris

Thanks Boris
sorry I never got to trying to investigate your previous post. For some reason I never really warmed up to weevils, and I'm still trying to ID all the other families from my first summer of really collecting everything that came to a blacklight.

But since you put an exact ID on this one, now I still don't have to worry at least about this weevil! And this being my first photo I posted on BugGuide, it is especially nice to have a species ID! :)


recent introduction?
Hi Tim!

Your weevil really looks like the European species Hypera zoilus - so far not listed for north America.

Though the species feeds on clovers, it may be worth looking for it, being a potential pest insect.

regards, Boris

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