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Species Eudiagogus pulcher

Sesbania clown weevil - Eudiagogus pulcher Eudiagogus pulcher Eudiagogus pulcher Eudiagogus pulcher Fahraeus - Eudiagogus pulcher Eudiagogus pulcher Eudiagogus pulcher Beetle - Eudiagogus pulcher Insect - Eudiagogus pulcher
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 Eudiagogini
Genus Eudiagogus (Sesbania Clown Weevils)
Species pulcher (Eudiagogus pulcher)
Explanation of Names
Eudiagogus pulcher Fåhraeus 1840
pulcher = 'beautiful'
Size
5-8 mm(1)
Identification
Pronotum with transversal pale band. Outer elytral band linear, branched to side in about middle:
Range
so. US (CA-FL-NC, AR)(1) to Costa Rica(2)
Habitat
wetland margins(3)
Life Cycle
Adults feed externally on foliage, and larvae feed on nitrogen-fixing root nodules of several spp. of Sesbania (Fabaceae)(4); adults overwinter in numbers under loose bark of standing trees(4)
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.
2.Annotated checklist of the weevils (Curculionidae sensu lato) of North America, Central America, and the West Indies...
O'Brien C.W., Wibmer G.J. 1982. Mem. Am. Ent. Inst. 34: x+382 pp.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
4.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.