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Genus Trichapion

black weevil - Trichapion nigrum Baptisia seedpod weevil - Trichapion rostrum Baptisia seedpod weevil - Trichapion rostrum Trichapion oblitum (Smith) - Trichapion oblitum - female pear-shaped weevil - Trichapion Beetle - Trichapion porcatum - male Apioninae - Trichapion Apiioninae, Wild Indigo Weevil, White Baptisia pod - Trichapion rostrum
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 Brentidae (Primitive Weevils)
Subfamily Apioninae (Pear-shaped Weevils)
Tribe Oxystomatini
Subtribe Trichapiina
Genus Trichapion
Explanation of Names
Trichapion Wagner 1912
Numbers
45 spp. in our area(1)
Range
Nearctic and Neotropical(2); widespread in NA(1)
Food
hosts: mostly Fabaceae and Asteraceae(1)
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.
2.A world catalogue of families and genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera)
Alonso-Zarazaga M.A., Lyal C.H.C. 1999. Entomopraxis, Barcelona. 315 pp.