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Genus Cleopomiarus

Curculionidae on great blue lobelia, lateral - Cleopomiarus hispidulus Weevil - Cleopomiarus hispidulus Cleopomiarus hispidulus - male - female Cleopomiarus hispidulus - male - female Cleopomiarus hispidulus - male - female Cleopomiarus hispidulus Cleopomiarus hispidulus Cleopomiarus hispidulus
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 Curculioninae
Tribe Mecinini
Genus Cleopomiarus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Most species of this genus used to be members of Miarus Schönherr 1826
Explanation of Names
Cleopomiarus Pierce 1919
Numbers
A single species in our area(1); ~a dozen? total
Identification
Closely resembles Gymnetron, but the anterior coxae are separated, allowing for insertion of the rostrum.
Range
holarctic; in our area, e. US(1)
Food
larvae in seed capsules of Campanulaceae (our species on Lobelia)(1)
Works Cited
1.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.