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Species Temnocerus aureus

Temnocerus aureus Temnocerus aureus Temnocerus aureus? - Temnocerus aureus Temnocerus aureus? - Temnocerus aureus Temnocerus aureus? - Temnocerus aureus Temnocerus aureus - male - female Temnocerus aureus? - Temnocerus aureus T. aureus - Temnocerus aureus
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 Temnocerus
Species aureus (Temnocerus aureus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pselaphorhynchites aureus (LeConte 1876)
Range
OR-CA-AZ-CO & Baja(1)
Food
Host plants of this species have not been published yet, it seems.
A recent observation documented on flickr indicated an association with Manzanita (Ericaceae), and two of the bugguide records are from this shrub as well.
Arctostaphylos glauca, A.patula and A.purissima are potential hostplants.
Life Cycle
The observation cited above suggests, eggs are laid in winter and larvae live in the flower buds.