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Species Epicaerus imbricatus - Imbricated Snout Beetle

Large Weevil - Epicaerus imbricatus weevil - Epicaerus imbricatus Curculionidae, head - Epicaerus imbricatus Curculionidae, dorsal - Epicaerus imbricatus Curculionidae, dorsal - Epicaerus imbricatus Beetle - Epicaerus imbricatus Weevil - Epicaerus imbricatus Epicaerus? - Epicaerus imbricatus
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 Geonemini
Genus Epicaerus
Species imbricatus (Imbricated Snout Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Epicaerus imbricatus (Say 1824)
imbricatus = 'shingled'
Size
6-9 mm(1); 6.5-11.5 mm(2)
Range
e. US (NY-GA to MN-SD-CO-TX) & Mex. - Map (1)(3)(4) (mostly upper midwest to c. TX)
Habitat
common on various legumes(2)
Season
May-Jul in KS(2)
Food
Charged in the literature with serious depredations on apple, bean, beet, blackberry, cabbage, cherry, clover, corn, cotton, cucumber, gooseberry, muskmelon, onion, peach, pear, plum, potato, radish, raspberry, strawberry, squash, tomato and watermelon. Some other species of the genus may be responsible for part of these records. (Pierce 1910)
Print References
Pierce W.D. (1910) Some new species of weevils of economic importance. Journal of Economic Entomology 3: 356-366. Full text
Pierce W.D. (1913) Miscellaneous contributions to the knowledge of the weevils of the families Attelabidae and Brachyrhinidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 45: 365-426.
Works Cited
1.Insects and Arachnids of Canada Series, Part 25. Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae.
Donald E. Bright, Patrice Bouchard. 2008. 2008. NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
2.Weevils of Kansas - A Manual for Identification
Glenn Arthur Salsbury. 2000. Private/Self.
3.Annotated checklist of the weevils (Curculionidae sensu lato) of North America, Central America, and the West Indies...
O'Brien C.W., Wibmer G.J. 1982. Mem. Am. Ent. Inst. 34: x+382 pp.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)