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Species Aulacobaris lepidii

Weevil - Aulacobaris lepidii Weevil - Aulacobaris lepidii Weevil - Aulacobaris lepidii Aulacobaris lepidii - male Aulacobaris lepidii - male Beetle - Aulacobaris lepidii Beetle - Aulacobaris lepidii
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 Baridinae (Flower Weevils)
Tribe Baridini
Genus Aulacobaris
Species lepidii (Aulacobaris lepidii)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aulacobaris lepidii (Germar)
Orig. Comb: Baris lepidii Germar 1824
3.0-4.0 mm(1)
native to, and widespread across w. Palaearctic (Europe to w. Kazakhstan)(2), adventive in our area (ne. US)
meadows, pastures, gardens, roadsides, marshes, ditches, dams(2)
hosts: various Brassicaceae (Armoracia, Barbaraea, Rorippa, Lepidium)(2)
earliest NA record: w. IL 1977; found again in OH in 1979. --E.R. Hoebeke, pers.comm. to =v=
Print References
Bouseman et al. 1978. Note on the Establishment in Illinois of Baris lepidii, a Destructive European Weevil. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of America, 24: 407-408. (
Bouseman, Irwin, and Sherrod. 1978. A Bibliography of the Imported Crucifer Weevil, Baris lepidii (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Bulletin of the Entomological Society of America, 24: 409-411. (
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