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Genus Lixus

Lixus sp. - top - Lixus concavus Snouted bug - Lixus scrobicollis Weevil overwintering in sunflower stalk - Lixus macer Lixus concavus? - Lixus concavus - female Lixus - Lixus concavus Lixus terminalis LeConte - Lixus terminalis Weevil - Lixus 0627O02 - Lixus scrobicollis
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 Lixinae
Tribe Lixini
Genus Lixus
Other Common Names
genus includes the Rhubarb Beetle or Rhubarb Curculio (L. concavus) and the Knotweed Weevil (L. parcus).
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
genus needs revision(1)
Explanation of Names
Lixus Fabricius 1801
probably means 'ash/lye-covered'(2)
Numbers
~70 spp. in our area(1), ~?200 in 17 subgenera worldwide(3)
Size
5.5-20+ mm
Identification
Medium to large elongated, cylindrical weevils often covered with waxy bloom (light-yellow to reddish), easily rubbed away
Range
worldwide, incl. most of NA(1)(3)
Habitat
open habitats
Food
associated with various Asteraceae and Polygonaceae(1)
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.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.A world catalogue of families and genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera)
Alonso-Zarazaga M.A., Lyal C.H.C. 1999. Entomopraxis, Barcelona. 315 pp.