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Species Mecinus pyraster - Stem Miner Weevil

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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 Curculioninae
Tribe Mecinini
Genus Mecinus
Species pyraster (Stem Miner Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Mecinus pyraster (Herbst 1795)
3-4.5 mm
Body cylindrical, rostrum rather short and strongly curved. Black, with white, a bit bristling hairs, especially on elytral apex, where they form a feeble crest on suture.
native to Europe, introduced in NA
Plantaginaceae: Plantago spp., especially P.lanceolata. Larvae develop in root crowns.