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Genus Eudiagogus - Sesbania Clown Weevils

Clown Weevil - Eudiagogus pulcher Sesbania clown weevil - Eudiagogus pulcher Entiminae > Eudiagogini >Eudiagogus maryae - Eudiagogus maryae Sesbania Clown Weevil - Eudiagogus pulcher S. Carolina beetle - Eudiagogus rosenschoeldi A beetle for ID. - Eudiagogus rosenschoeldi Sesbania Clown Weevil - Eudiagogus maryae Weevil - Eudiagogus rosenschoeldi
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 Entiminae (Broad-nosed Weevils)
Tribe Eudiagogini
Genus Eudiagogus (Sesbania Clown Weevils)
Explanation of Names
Eudiagogus Schönherr 1840
3 spp. in our area
key to spp. in Warner (1979)(1)
host: mostly Sesbania (Fabaceae); adults feed on foliage, larvae on root nodules(2)
Life Cycle
see Kovarik & Burke 1989)(3)
Works Cited
1.The genus Eudiagogus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Leptopiinae), with two new species on the weed Sesbania (Leguminosae)
Warner R.E. 1979. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 81: 304-320.
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.
3.Observations on the biology and ecology of two species of Eudiagogus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).
Kovarik P.W., Burke H.R. 1989. The Southwestern Naturalist 34(2): 196-212.