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Species Brachystylus sayi - Gray Persimmon Weevil

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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 Eustylini
Genus Brachystylus
Species sayi (Gray Persimmon Weevil)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Brachystylus acutus (Say) (Curculio acutus Say 1824 preocc.)
Explanation of Names
Brachystylus sayi Alonso-Zarazaga, 1994
sayi = named after Thomas Say, a prominent American entomologist and naturalist of the early 19th century
Range
e. US (NY-FL to MO-TX)(1)
Food
Adults feed on foliage of persimmon (Diospyros, Ebenaceae)(2)
Print References
Alonso-Zarazaga M.A. (1994) Corrections to the nomenclature of some North American weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Col. Bull. 48: 236.
Works Cited
1.Old traps for new weevils: new records [...] from Jefferson Co., Florida
Bloem S., Mizell R.F., O'Brien C.W. 2002. Fla Entomol. 85: 632-644.
2.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.