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Species Sphenophorus zeae - Timothy Billbug

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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 Dryophthorinae
Tribe Rhynchophorini
Subtribe Sphenophorina
Genus Sphenophorus (Billbugs)
Species zeae (Timothy Billbug)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=blatchleyi Chittenden
Explanation of Names
Sphenophorus zeae Walsh 1867
Identification
very large punctures along striae of elytra; beak humped at base
Range
se. Canada and most of the US, except the northwest: NS-FL west to ON-ND-CO-CA(1)(2)(3)
Habitat
coastal salt-spray barrens, pinelands, hay fields, corn fields
Food
Timothy (Phleum pratense), Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa pratensis)(2)
See Also
S. australis lacks large punctures along striae of elytra, and beak not humped at base