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Species Sphenophorus aequalis - Clay-coloured Billbug

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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 Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Dryophthorinae
Tribe Rhynchophorini
Subtribe Sphenophorina
Genus Sphenophorus (Billbugs)
Species aequalis (Clay-coloured Billbug)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
abrasus, discolor, ochraceus
Explanation of Names
Sphenophorus aequalis Gyllenhaal 1828
Numbers
4 subspecies in our area(1)
Range
transcontinental (NS-BC to NC-LA-TX-CA)(2)(3); 3 sspp. are western, the nominate one transcontinental(1)
Remarks
may damage corn plants
Works Cited
1.A catalog of Coleoptera of America north of Mexico. Curculionidae: Rhynchophorinae
Vaurie P. 1983. USDA handbook no. 529-143a. x+28 pp.
2.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.
3.Annotated checklist of the weevils (Curculionidae sensu lato) of North America, Central America, and the West Indies...
O'Brien C.W., Wibmer G.J. 1982. Mem. Am. Ent. Inst. 34: x+382 pp.