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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Sphenophorus pontederiae

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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 pontederiae (Sphenophorus pontederiae)
Explanation of Names
Sphenophorus pontederiae Chittenden 1905
Size
8-11 mm(1)
Range
e. US (MA-FL to IL-TX)(1)
Food
host: pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata, Pontederiaceae)(1)
Works Cited
1.Weevils of South Carolina (Coleoptera: Nemonychidae, Attelabidae, Brentidae, Ithyceridae, and Curculionidae).
Janet C. Ciegler. 2010. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. 276 pp.