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Species Merhynchites bicolor - Rose Curculio

Red weevil - Merhynchites bicolor Weevil - Merhynchites bicolor - male - female Rose weevil - Merhynchites bicolor Red weevil - Merhynchites bicolor Red snout beetle ID - Merhynchites bicolor Rose Curculio? - Merhynchites bicolor - male - female Rose Curculio  - Merhynchites bicolor rose curculio? - Merhynchites bicolor
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 Attelabidae (Leaf Rolling Weevils)
Subfamily Rhynchitinae (Leaf and Bud Weevils)
Tribe Rhynchitini
Genus Merhynchites
Species bicolor (Rose Curculio)
Explanation of Names
Merhynchites bicolor (Fabricius 1775)
several subspecies in our area
transcontinental in so. Canada & n. US (south to CA and in the mountains west of the Rockies and in the Great Basin Desert) (C.W. O'Brien's comment and(1))
develops in Rosa hips(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.