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Species Anthonomus grandis - Boll Weevil

Weevil on wild cotton - Anthonomus grandis - male Boll weevil - Anthonomus grandis I think Boll Weevil (wild Cotton subsp), but it's larger than last years - Anthonomus grandis Anthonomus grandis Boheman - Anthonomus grandis Anthonomus grandis Boheman - Anthonomus grandis Anthonomus grandis Boheman - Anthonomus grandis Anthonomus grandis Boheman - Anthonomus grandis Anthonomus grandis Boheman - Anthonomus grandis
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 Curculioninae
Tribe Anthonomini
Genus Anthonomus
No Taxon (subgenus Anthonomus)
Species grandis (Boll Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Anthonomus grandis Boheman 1843
Size
4.0-7.5 mm(1)
Range
Native to Mesoamerica, adventive in the US; used to be widespread across so. US (north to VA-KS-CA)(1), now extirpated from much of the US (map)
Food
hosts: cotton (Gossypium, Malvaceae)(1)
Remarks
First introduced into the US near Brownsville, TX, ca. 1892
Internet References
Boll Weevil - Frank Wagner, Handbook of Texas Online
Works Cited
1.Weevils of South Carolina (Coleoptera: Nemonychidae, Attelabidae, Brentidae, Ithyceridae, and Curculionidae).
Janet C. Ciegler. 2010. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. 276 pp.