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Species Smicronyx sculpticollis - Dodder Gall Weevil

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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 Curculioninae
Tribe Smicronychini
Genus Smicronyx
No Taxon (Subgenus Smicronyx)
Species sculpticollis (Dodder Gall Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Smicronyx sculpticollis Casey 1892
Size
2.0-2.3 mm(1)
Range
transcontinental (WA-CA-Baja to QC-GA)(1)(2)(3)
Food
host: dodder (Cuscuta, Cuscutaceae)(1)
Print References
Weiss H.B., West E. (1921) Notes on the dodder gall weevil, Smicronyx sculpticollis Casey. Ohio J. Sci. 22: 63-67 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.Weevils of South Carolina (Coleoptera: Nemonychidae, Attelabidae, Brentidae, Ithyceridae, and Curculionidae).
Janet C. Ciegler. 2010. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. 276 pp.
2.New Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) records for Quebec, Canada
de Tonnancour P., Anderson R.S., Bouchard P., Chantal C., Dumont S., Vigneault R. 2017. Zookeys 681: 95-117.
3.A catalog of Coleoptera of America north of Mexico. Curculionidae: Erirhininae
O'Brien C.W., Anderson D.M. 1996. USDA Agriculture handbook no. 529-143f. 40 pp.