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Genus Tanysphyrus

Tanysphyrus ater 020412Weevil - Tanysphyrus lemnae Curculionidae, dorsal-lateral - Tanysphyrus lemnae Duckweed Weevil - Tanysphyrus lemnae Weevil beetle - Tanysphyrus lemnae weevil - Tanysphyrus lemnae weevil - Tanysphyrus lemnae Ultra tiny weevil - Tanysphyrus lemnae
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 Brachyceridae
Subfamily Erirhininae (Marsh Weevils)
Genus Tanysphyrus
Explanation of Names
Tanysphyrus Germar 1817
Greek 'stretched ankle'
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1)
Range
e. US and across Canada to BC and south to UT(2)
Food
leaf miners on duckweed (Lemna)(2)
Works Cited
1.A catalog of Coleoptera of America north of Mexico. Curculionidae: Erirhininae
O'Brien C.W., Anderson D.M. 1996. USDA Agriculture handbook no. 529-143f. 40 pp.
2.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.