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Species Donus zoilus - Clover Leaf Weevil

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Hyperinae
Genus Donus
Species zoilus (Clover Leaf Weevil)
Other Common Names
Sandy Clover Weevil
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypera punctata (Fabricius 1775) [in much of the American literature], Hypera zoilus (Scopoli 1763), Brachypera zoilus
Explanation of Names
Donus (Antidonus) zoilus (Scopoli 1763)
Named after the Greek philosopher Zoilus
native to the Palaearcitc, adventive in our area and now occurs across NA(1)
larval hosts include clover and alfalfa, adults feed on wider range of Fabaceae(1)
earliest record in our area: QC 1853(1)
Works Cited
1.The weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, II: New records from Nova Scotia...
C.G. Majka, R.S. Anderson, & D.B. McCorquodale. 2007. The Canadian Entomologist 139: 397–442.