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Genus Lissorhoptrus - Rice Water Weevils

Curculionid - Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Krusty the weevil - Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus - female Weevil - Lissorhoptrus lacustris weevil - Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus - female Weevil #25 - Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Weevil #25 - Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Beetle - Lissorhoptrus curc at blacklight - Lissorhoptrus
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 Brachyceridae
Subfamily Erirhininae (Marsh Weevils)
Subtribe Stenopelmina
Genus Lissorhoptrus (Rice Water Weevils)
Explanation of Names
Lissorhoptrus LeConte 1876
Numbers
9 spp. in our area, 20 described spp. total(1)
Size
2.0–4.2 mm(1)
Identification
key to spp. in(1); apical armature of male metatibia is of great diagnostic importance
Range
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)
Food
hosts: various aquatic grasses(1)
Remarks
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.