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Genus Lissorhoptrus - Rice Water Weevils

Curculionid - Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Weevil #25 - Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Beetle - Lissorhoptrus Beetle - Lissorhoptrus Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Kuschel - Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Lissorhoptrus tiny weevil - Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Louisiana Rice Weevil - Lissorhoptrus
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 Brachyceridae
Subfamily Erirhininae (Marsh Weevils)
Subtribe Stenopelmina
Genus Lissorhoptrus (Rice Water Weevils)
Explanation of Names
Lissorhoptrus LeConte 1876
9 spp. in our area, 20 described spp. total(1)
2.0–4.2 mm(1)
key to spp. in(1); apical armature of male metatibia is of great diagnostic importance
New World, incl. much of our area; 6 spp. occur in e. US (most of them range rather far west), 2 are restricted to FL, one to AZ(1)
hosts: various aquatic grasses(1)
adults are strong swimmers(1)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the “Rice Water Weevil” Genus Lissorhoptrus Leconte (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in North America North of Mexico
Charles W. O'Brien and Muhammad Haseeb. 2014. The Coleopterists Bulletin 68(2): 163-186.