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Species Phytobius leucogaster - European Water Milfoil Weevil

Tiny Snout Beetle - Phytobius leucogaster Weevil - Phytobius leucogaster Weevil - Phytobius leucogaster Snout beetle - Phytobius leucogaster Snout beetle - Phytobius leucogaster unknown weevil - Phytobius leucogaster
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 Ceutorhynchinae (Minute Seed Weevils)
Tribe Phytobiini
Genus Phytobius
Species leucogaster (European Water Milfoil Weevil)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Litodactylus leucogaster
Explanation of Names
Phytobius leucogaster (Marsham 1802)
2.4-3 mm
Legs reddish, very slender, Rostrum relatively short. Whole body covered with scale layer, holding an air film beneath it, enabling submerged existence. Scales on midline and sides of pronotum, on underside, and a scutellar spot (which may cover a large part of elytral base) pale, otherwise dark grey to brown. Surface of elytra mottled with small pale spots in variable extent.

Det. Boris Büche, 2007
n US, CAN, Europe(1)(2)
Standing, persistent freshwaters.
on Water Milfoil (Myriophyllum spp., Haloragaceae)(2)
See Also
- Range: se US
Parenthis vestitus Dietz 1896