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Species Myctides imberbis

Myctides imberbis Lea - Myctides imberbis - male Weevil - Myctides imberbis
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 Baridinae (Flower Weevils)
Tribe Madarini
Genus Myctides
Species imberbis (Myctides imberbis)
Explanation of Names
Myctides imberbis Lea 1906
Range
native to Australia, adventive in our area: so. FL (established)(1)(2)
Food
on Myrtaceae(2)
Remarks
pest of rose apple (Syzygium jambos)(1)(2); first detected in FL 1976(3)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.A Distributional Checklist of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida
3.The immigration of insects to Florida, with a tabulation of records published since 1970
J.H. Frank, E.D. McCoy. 1992. Florida Entomol. 75: 1-28.