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

Species Mecinus pascuorum

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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 Curculioninae
Tribe Mecinini
Genus Mecinus
Species pascuorum (Mecinus pascuorum)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gymnetron pascuorum
Explanation of Names
Mecinus pascuorum (Gyllenhal 1813)
Size
1.5-2.1 mm(1)
Range
native to Europe, adventive in NA (introduced ca. 1956) and known from se. Canada, BC, and scattered locations throughout the US(2)
Food
host: plantain (Plantago lanceolata)(2)