Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Tanysphyrus lemnae - Duckweed Weevil

Weevil 2 - Tanysphyrus lemnae Duckweed Weevil - Tanysphyrus lemnae Curculionidae, dorsal-lateral - Tanysphyrus lemnae Curculionidae, lateral - Tanysphyrus lemnae Tanysphyrus lemnae? - Tanysphyrus lemnae weevil - Tanysphyrus lemnae Duckweed Weevil - Tanysphyrus lemnae Curculionid ID Req. II - 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
Species lemnae (Duckweed Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Tanysphyrus lemnae (Fabricius 1792)
lemnae refers to the host plant, Lemna
Size
1.2 mm(1)
Range
Widespread holarctic species(2)
Food
Associated with duckweed - Lemna spp. (Lemnaceae)(2)
Works Cited
1.Rhynchophora or weevils of North Eastern America
Blatchley and Leng. 1916. Nature Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana. 682 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.