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Species Scaphomorphus poricollis

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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 Lixinae
Tribe Cleonini (Cylindrical Weevils)
Genus Scaphomorphus
Species poricollis (Scaphomorphus poricollis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Cleonidius poricollis (Mannerheim 1843)
Explanation of Names
Scaphomorphus poricollis (Mannerheim 1843)
Size
♂ 4.3-9.3 mm, ♀ 5.6-10.3 mm(1)
Range
the most widespread species of the genus: so.BC-SK-MI to CA-w.TX to c. Mexico(1)
Habitat
grassland, desert-grassland transitional, Pacific semi-desert, Great Basin desert, Sonoran desert, Mojave desert, and western xerophytic evergreen forest; on various types of vegetation primarily in dry washes and stream beds, also on sand dunes or other sandy habitats(1)
Food
Adults on Asteraceae, Chenopodiaceae, Brassicaceae, etc.(1)