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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subspecies Cactophagus spinolae validus

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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)
15-25 mm; largest weevil in CA(1)
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.