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Subspecies Cactophagus spinolae validus

Weevil on cactus - Cactophagus spinolae Weevil on Opuntia - Cactophagus spinolae Prickly Pear Weevils - Cactophagus spinolae - male - female Large Cactus Weevil - Cactophagus spinolae Large Cactus Weevil - Cactophagus spinolae Marshian* Weevil  Seeks ID - Cactophagus spinolae Weevils on Prickly Pear - Cactophagus spinolae Weevils on Prickly Pear - Cactophagus spinolae
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 Dryophthorinae
Tribe Rhynchophorini
Subtribe Sphenophorina
Genus Cactophagus
Species spinolae (Cactophagus spinolae)
Subspecies validus (Cactophagus spinolae validus)
Explanation of Names
Cactophagus spinolae validus (LeConte)
Size
15-25 mm; largest weevil in CA(1)
Range
so.CA-AZ(1)
Habitat
Associated with beavertail cactus (Opuntia basilaris)(1)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Beetles of California
Arthur V. Evans and James N. Hogue. 2006. University of California Press.