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Weevil 0532 - Pseudocneorhinus bifasciatus

Weevil 0532 - Pseudocneorhinus bifasciatus
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
July 7, 2007
Scia*philus asper*atus was the closest thing I could find but I'm not to happy with it. The basal antennae segments are very different from expamles I've found.

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Moved from Phyxelis.

Moved from Broad-nosed Weevils.

Not so sure this isn't something in Trachyphloeus but I figured it's in the same genus as the other examples in the guide under Phyxelis.

Phyxelis rigidus?
Could this be Phyxelis rigidus?

nice pic! Size?
Sorry, I´m no able to tell what exactly it is - it sure is NOT S.asperatus, but a different genus in the same (large!) subfamily.

Please tell us an estimate of the size of the beetle!

Not Sure
I know it was small. If it were bigger than 5 mm, I doubt that I would have recalled it as being small.

I added a couple more views in hopes it might help.

a possibility is genus Trachyphloeus, which are about 3 to 4 mm. I don't have any specimens to compare to, so I can't say for sure, but it matches reasonably well with the illustration in Blatchley's "Weevils of North Eastern America"

That was helpful
I searched for Trachyphloeus and found an example on one of Harvard's web pages here. Browsing a little further on the same web site, I found an example My*osides serie*hispidus here that looks similar too. The antenna sockets look better on Trachyphloeus as does the fold pattern toward the tip of the elytra.

helpful? future will show . . .
Your weevil is for sure not Trachy*phloeus (an European genus by origin I know well). Myo*sides looks better, but the antennal socket in the example ends well before touching the eye, and the scape (1st antenn. segment) is nearly as long as the remainder of the antenna - different from the conditions in your weevil. Generally, such differences in Entiminae are diagnostic on genus level.

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