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Weevil - Anthonomus elongatus

Weevil - Anthonomus elongatus
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
August 26, 2007
Size: 2.5 mm without the nose
On goldenrod. Maybe Hypera rumicis ??


Anthonomus elongatus
I just saw this species today in the collection while looking for a name for a species collected by Tom Murray, and thought "have I seen this on bugguide recently?" Boris was right as to the genus, and it is a much more elongate form than for the other species.

...much more elongate than the other species?
elongatus is nice, but fulvus ain't no slouch...

In a bout of dyslexia, I read "much more elongate" than other spp. as "much more elegant" (!) which I took umbrage at. My apology.

Thanks for the identification.

Not Hypera
But in subfamily Curculioninae, note the long, curved rostrum. It reminds in general form, and because of the pattern, of the genus Antho*nomus.
Only very few species of that genus are, on the other hand, as slender as this one appears. I suggest to place it, after some time, in subfamily level.

Probably not Hypera rumicis
Just from the specific epithet one would expect it to be a specialist in Rumex, a completely unrelated genus. After looking around a bit on the internet, I'm pretty sure it is. Maybe another species of Hypera?

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