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Orchestes mixtus Blatchley - Orchestes mixtus

Orchestes mixtus Blatchley - Orchestes mixtus
Village of San Leanna (south Austin), Travis County, Texas, USA
July 27, 2008
Size: ~3.6mm
Det. V. Belov, 2008

at lights under willows and oaks

Moved from Flea Weevils.

i'm thinking...
...of Rh. mixtus (just an idea)

Elm flea weevil ?
It's possibly the Elm flea weevil - Rh. mixtus. [Dallas area fact sheet]. Cedar elms are one of the dominant trees in the area and the weevil has a second generation in August, but the hind femora shown in the fact sheet doesn't appear to be as enlarged as in my photo...

'Elm flea weevil'
Can you point to any publications or existing websites that use this common name? That fact sheet link is broken. I've reared O. mixtus from all sorts of Betulaceae and have never found its mines on elm, so I'm curious to learn more about where and when it was found on elm commonly enough to be given a common name.

source of name 'elm flea weevil'
see archived link here:

but that seems to be the singular use of this name, so I will drop it from the Info page. Thanks!

the thighs...
...seem narrow on the fact sheet pic because of the angle -- they are oval in cross-section

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