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Species Sitona lineellus - Alfalfa Weevil

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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 Sitonini
Genus Sitona
Species lineellus (Alfalfa Weevil)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sitona scissifrons Say
Explanation of Names
Sitona lineellus (Bonsdorff 1785)
2.9-4.0 mm excluding head(1)
native to, and widespread across the Holarctic, incl. boreal regions; probably native in both Eurasia and NA(1)(2)
Larvae feed on Vicia cracca (vetch) and Medicago sativa (alfalfa), adults on vetch, alfalfa, red clover, alsike clover, peas, sweet clover, pea flower (Caragana arborescens) and garden flowers including tulips and delphinium(1)
Works Cited
1.University of Alberta Entomology Collection
2.Insects and Arachnids of Canada Series, Part 25. Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae.
Donald E. Bright, Patrice Bouchard. 2008. 2008. NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.