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Genus Pterocolus

Pterocolus ovatus (Fabricius) - Pterocolus ovatus Pterocolus ovatus (Fabricius) - Pterocolus ovatus Pterocolus ovatus (Fabricius) - Pterocolus ovatus Leaf-rolling weevil on oak - Pterocolus ovatus Attelabid - Pterocolus ovatus Metallic Blue Weevil - Thief Weevil - Pterocolus ovatus Thief Weevil? - Pterocolus ovatus Pterocolus ovatus
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 Attelabidae (Leaf Rolling Weevils)
Subfamily Pterocolinae (Thief Weevils)
Genus Pterocolus
Explanation of Names
Pterocolus Say 1831
Numbers
a single species in our area, ~20 spp. total(1)
Range
neotropical group ranging into e. NA north to ON and southwest to TX-AZ(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.