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

Species Episcirrus brachialis

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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 Cryptorhynchinae (Hidden Snout Weevils)
Tribe Gasterocercini
Genus Episcirrus
Species brachialis (Episcirrus brachialis)
Explanation of Names
Episcirrus brachialis (LeConte 1884)
brachialis = 'big-armed' (refers to the enlarged front legs)
Range
AZ, c. to s. TX / Mex. - Map (1)(2)
Food
Adults associated with Sideroxylon lanuginosum (=Bumelia lanuginosa; Sapotaceae); larvae mine dead branches(3)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Annotated checklist of the weevils (Curculionidae sensu lato) of North America, Central America, and the West Indies...
O'Brien C.W., Wibmer G.J. 1982. Mem. Am. Ent. Inst. 34: x+382 pp.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.