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Genus Apteromechus

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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 Cryptorhynchinae (Hidden Snout Weevils)
Tribe Cryptorhynchini
Subtribe Cryptorhynchina
Genus Apteromechus
Explanation of Names
Apteromechus Faust 1896
Numbers
4 spp in our area(1)
Identification
See Whitehead (1979)
Range
e. US & Canada to TX-AZ(1)
Food
Adults associated w/ various trees, incl. beech, oak, red bay; larvae found mining a dead sassafras limb(1)
Life Cycle
See Kissinger (1964)
Print References
Kissinger D.G. (1964) Curculionidae of America north of Mexico: a key to the genera. Taxonomic Publications. South Lancaster, Mass. vi + 143 pp.
Whitehead D.R. (1979) Notes on Apteromechus Faust of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cryptorhynchinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 81(2): 230-233.
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.