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Genus Epicaerus

Weevil 5 - Epicaerus Curculionidae, dorsal - Epicaerus imbricatus insect with a snout - Epicaerus Epicaerus texanus Casey - Epicaerus texanus 18May2017.pgtcenter.HN.Coleo1 - Epicaerus imbricatus - male Epicaerus texanus Casey - Epicaerus texanus Weevil - Epicaerus imbricatus Weevil June 22 - Epicaerus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Entiminae (Broad-nosed Weevils)
Tribe Geonemini
Genus Epicaerus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Genus needs revision(1)
Explanation of Names
Epicaerus Schönherr 1834
11 spp. in our area(1)
See Pierce (1913) to separate most of the spp.(1)
generally distributed in the US(1)
Adults generally feed on foliage(1)
Print References
Pierce W.D. (1913) Miscellaneous contributions to the knowledge of the weevils of the families Attelabidae and Brachyrhinidae. Proc. USNM 45: 365-426.
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.