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Species Pseudocneorhinus obesus

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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 Trachyphloeini
Genus Pseudocneorhinus
Species obesus (Pseudocneorhinus obesus)
Explanation of Names
Pseudocneorhinus obesus (Roelofs 1873)
Size
~6 mm
Identification
Similar to P. bifasciatus, but elytra with numerous, longer spiky erect scales (in P. bifasciatus, scales are hair-like, not flattened, inconspicous and distinctly shorter than interval width)
In P. obesus, the elytra are widest behind middle (pear-shaped); in P. bifasciatus, widest at basal third to middle.
Range
Native to E Asia (Korea, ne China, Japan, Russian Far East), adventive in our area (recorded from NY, NJ, PA, KY, GA, VA and DC)(1)
Internet References
Atlas of beetles of Russia to get the difference - but may show a third species (info I. Kizub). See images of reliably identified specimens in (1)
Works Cited
1.On the distribution of a new invasive weevil beetle Pseudocneorhinus obesus (Roelofs, 1873) (Col: Curculionidae: Entiminae)
Kizub, I. V. . 2019. Munis Entomology and Zoology Journal 14(2): 602-609.