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Species Exapion fuscirostre - Seed-feeding Weevil

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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 Brentidae (Primitive Weevils)
Subfamily Apioninae (Pear-shaped Weevils)
Genus Exapion
Species fuscirostre (Seed-feeding Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Exapion fuscirostre (Fabricius 1775)
native to Europe, introduced from Italy to CA in 1964 and established along the Pacific coast (BC-CA)(1)(2)
prefers open meadows and south-facing hillsides(3)
Host plant: Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius)(1)
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