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Weevil 1289 - Eusphyrus walshi

Weevil 1289 - Eusphyrus walshi
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
June 2, 2008
I though this was Broad-nosed Weevil but I couldn't find anything that looked very similar to it.

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Weevil 1289 - Eusphyrus walshi Weevil 1289 - Eusphyrus walshi


Eusphyrus walshi Leconte, 1876
Barry D. Valentine det.
his comment: "Described from 'Illinois,' ranges from Quebec to Michigan south to Florida and eastern Texas. The genus extends to Brasil and is absent in the Antilles except for one specimen of a Florida species in Cuba. Most biological data are vague. We usually get it by beating dead or dying branches with no obvious fungi... poison ivy, oak, elm, etc. There are five additional species in the U.S. and many in Central and South America. There is a key to the United States species in my 1998(1999) paper in Insecta Mundi, 12(3&4):251-296, which reviews the Nearctic anthribid fauna. Best wishes, Barry"

Moved from Fungus Weevils.

Trigonorhinus limbatus
looks pretty close close. Your specimen was in very good condition - nice photo.

indigenous, probably
This is not Brachytar*sus nebulosus, the introduced sp. May it be a Trigono*rhinus? About 20 spp. listed in Nearctica, many of which originally described in or close Brachy*tarsus. (Attention: this is a GUESS)

A Fungus Weevil, Anthribidae
True weevils have elbowed antennae.
A size indication might help, Steve.

...must be ca. 3 mm, right? likely, an adventive Anthribus/Brachytarsus

Are you saying this is possibly an introduced species? I did a pretty big search for internet images in Anthribidae. Found one an Enedreytes that looked somewhat similar as well.

With the lens I use it had to be under 7 mm. 3 mm sounds about right. Sorry I didn't measure it.

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