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Species Phyxelis rigidus

Phyxelis rigidus Weevil - Phyxelis rigidus Phyxelis rigidus Snout and Bark Beetle - Phyxelis rigidus weevil - Phyxelis rigidus Phyxelis rigidus Phyxelis rigidus Sciaphilus asperatus - Phyxelis rigidus
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 Entiminae (Broad-nosed Weevils)
Tribe Tropiphorini
Genus Phyxelis
Species rigidus (Phyxelis rigidus)
Explanation of Names
Phyxelis rigidus (Say 1831)
rigidus = 'hard'
Size
3.2-4.1 mm(1)
Range
NB-NC to AB-AZ(1)
Habitat
leaf litter in forested habitats; under stones and ground debris; on low vegetation(1)(2)
Life Cycle
known only from female specimens, likely parthenogenetic(1)

Hibernates as an imago under piles of weeds and rubbish in fields and gardens(2)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the weevil genus Phyxelis Schönherr 1843 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Entiminae; Tropiphorini) in North America
Anderson R.S. 2018. Ins. Syst. Divers. 2: 1-11.
2.Rhynchophora or weevils of North Eastern America
Blatchley and Leng. 1916. Nature Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana. 682 pp.