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Subspecies Sphenophorus venatus vestitus - Hunting Billbug

Billbug - Sphenophorus venatus Sphenophorus venatus vistitus ? - Sphenophorus venatus LSAM billbug 28   - Sphenophorus venatus LSAM billbug 36   - Sphenophorus venatus unknown billbug - Sphenophorus venatus Sphenophorus - Sphenophorus venatus Sphenophorus - Sphenophorus venatus Sphenophorus - Sphenophorus venatus
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 Sphenophorus (Billbugs)
Species venatus (Sphenophorus venatus)
Subspecies vestitus (Hunting Billbug)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Sphenophorus vestitus Chittenden 1904
Explanation of Names
Sphenophorus venatus (Say 1831)
Range
se. US (DC-FL to so. KS & e. TX) to Mexico and West Indies; Hawaii(1)
Remarks
occasional pest of zoysiagrass and bermudagrass(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A catalog of Coleoptera of America north of Mexico. Curculionidae: Rhynchophorinae
Vaurie P. 1983. USDA handbook no. 529-143a. x+28 pp.
2.Garden Insects of North America : The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs (Princeton Field Guides)
Whitney Cranshaw. 2004. Princeton University Press.