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Species Naupactus cervinus - Fuller Rose Beetle

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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 Naupactini
Genus Naupactus (White-fringed Weevils)
Species cervinus (Fuller Rose Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Asynonychus godmanni Crotch 1867 (sometimes spelled godmani), Aramigus fulleri Horn 1876, Pantomorus cervinus (Boheman)
Explanation of Names
Naupactus cervinus Boheman 1840
cervinus = 'deer-like' (prob. refers to the color)
Andrew Samuel Fuller (1869-1896) of Ridgewood, NJ, was a botanist, horticulturist, writer, and insect collector, who gave Horn the type specimen
6.5-8.5 mm
Shoulders reduced (flightless), unlike in other spp. of the genus. A short oblique pale band on about the middle of sides of elytra is diagnostic.
native to S. America, now cosmopolitan; in our area, across the US(1)(2)
highly polyphagous (host list)(2); best known for the damage it inflicts on roses(3); larvae feed on roots; adults, on leaves, buds, and flowers
may be a major greenhouse pest(1)
earliest record in our area: CA 1879(2)
Considered invasive in this country. (Capinera, John L. North American Vegetable Pests. The Pattern of Invasion. American Entomologist. Spring 2002)
Internet References
Fact sheet (Gyeltshen & Hodges 2009)(2)