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Weevil ID - Cimberis pilosa

Weevil ID - Cimberis pilosa
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
March 1, 2008
Size: ~4mm
Winds were really strong that day. Got one lucky shot. What kind of weevil is this?

Moved
Moved from Pine Flower Snout Beetles. I see that ITIS says the current name is pilosa and the synonym is pilosus. I'd like to get approval from the beetle experts before making that change to the guide page.

 
How does that happen
a move from genus to genus that requires a gender(?) change of the species name (and someone forgets)?

 
sad thing indeed
Rhinomacer (the genus where LeConte placed these weevils) is masculine (thus the original -us endings), while their current Cimberis position requires feminine endings

Cimberis pilosa (LeConte, 1876)
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pine needle
on picture makes me think even more strongly of a Nemonychid. Rarely observed!

 
Yes...
It was hanging on tight in this young pine tree. I was lucky to have seen it the way the wind was blowing. Wow, there aren't many images of this one in Bug Guide!

Thank you!