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Genus Minyomerus

unknown insect - Minyomerus laticeps unknown insect - Minyomerus laticeps Weevil -? - Minyomerus Entiminae? - Minyomerus Weevil (1) 10.07.01 - Minyomerus laticeps Weevil 7 - Minyomerus microps Weevil 7 - Minyomerus microps Minyomerus laticeps (Casey) - Minyomerus laticeps
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 Entiminae (Broad-nosed Weevils)
Tribe Tanymecini
Genus Minyomerus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Piscatopus Sleeper 1960
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Minyomerus Horn 1876
Numbers
14 spp. in our area, 17 total(1)
Size
♂ 2.4–5.8 mm, ♀ 2.8–6.5 mm(1)
Range
desert and grassland regions of w NA (Canada to Mexico, east to AB-NE-MO-wTX)(1)
Food
commonly found on creosote bush (Larrea tridentata, Zygophyllaceae) and various Asteraceae, esp. broomweed (Gutierrezia) & sagebrush (Artemisia)(1)