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Species Sitona californius

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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 Entiminae (Broad-nosed Weevils)
Tribe Sitonini
Genus Sitona
Species californius (Sitona californius)
Explanation of Names
Sitona californius (FĂ„hraeus 1840)
4.2-6.0 mm(1)
mostly sw US to LA - Map (1)(2)(3)
Recorded from native lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus), Ceanothus divaricata, and a variety of plants including plum, peach, crabapple, alfalfa, apple, wild sunflower, Lotus scoparius and Eleocharis macrostachya(4)
Works Cited
1.Insects and Arachnids of Canada Series, Part 25. Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae.
Donald E. Bright, Patrice Bouchard. 2008. 2008. NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
2.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.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.Revision of the genus Sitona (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) of North America
Bright D.E. 1994. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 87: 277-306.