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Species Stenopterapion meliloti

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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 Brentidae (Primitive Weevils)
Subfamily Apioninae (Pear-shaped Weevils)
Tribe Oxystomatini
Subtribe Synapiina
Genus Stenopterapion
Species meliloti (Stenopterapion meliloti)
Explanation of Names
Stenopterapion (Stenopterapion) meliloti (W. Kirby 1808)
Range
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic east to Mongolia(1), adventive in NA (QC, may be widespread in Canada)(2)(3)
Food
hosts: Melilotus spp. (Fabaceae)(1); in Canada, the introduced weed M. alba (common across Canada)(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: QC 2004(2)
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera Poloniae
2.New Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) records for Canada
Douglas H., Bouchard P., Anderson R.S., de Tonnancour P., Vigneault R., Webster R.P. 2013. ZooKeys 309: 13–48.
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.