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Species Pachylobius picivorus - Pitch-eating 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 Molytinae
Tribe Hylobiini (Pine Weevils)
Genus Pachylobius
Species picivorus (Pitch-eating Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Pachylobius picivorus (Germar 1824)
Size
Identification
Similar to Hylobius but tibiae with dilated outer apical angles
Range
e. NA (LB-FL to ON-WI-TX)(1), more common in the southeast
Habitat
pine forests
Season
year-round in so. US(1)
Food
Adults feed on young pines, especially where disturbed by fire, logging, construction.
Life Cycle
similar to Hylobius pales. Larvae tunnel along the roots, feeding on phloem and xylem, and after 5-6 instars pupate in cells (chip cocoons) constructed in the sapwood or bark of roots (Dixon & Foltz 1990)
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Fact sheet (Ellis 2008)(2)