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Species Haplorhynchites eximius

Weevil - Haplorhynchites eximius Metallic green weevil - Haplorhynchites eximius Haplorhynchites eximius (LeConte) - Haplorhynchites eximius Haplorhynchites eximius (LeConte) - Haplorhynchites eximius weevil - Haplorhynchites eximius weevil - Haplorhynchites eximius Leaf Rolling Weevil - Haplorhynchites eximius Chrysomelidae sp ? - Haplorhynchites eximius
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 Attelabidae (Leaf Rolling Weevils)
Subfamily Rhynchitinae (Leaf and Bud Weevils)
Tribe Rhynchitini
Genus Haplorhynchites
Species eximius (Haplorhynchites eximius)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Haplorhynchites eximius (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Rhynchites eximius LeConte 1876
Size
2.8-4.9 mm(1)
Identification
varies greatly in size, sculpture of rostrum & head, and color (from metallic green, tinged with gold or rosy-bronze, to a deep blue-green or purple)(1)
Range
AZ-TX-NE-NV(1)
Food
recorded hosts: Viguiera stenoloba in NM, Coreopsis sp. in NE, Thelesperma gracilia in CO & AZ (Asteraceae)(1)
See Also

H. quadripennis
Some specimens seem to be intermediate between eximius and quadripennis, but most can be separated from quadripennis by the shorter pubescence, less densely punctate frons, elongate elytra, and larger size(1)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. & G.H. Horn. 1876. The Rhynchophora of America North of Mexico. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 15(96): i-xvi + 1-455.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.The genus Haplorhynchites (Coleoptera: Rhynchitidae) in America north of Mexico
Hamilton R.W. 1974. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 67(5): 787-794.