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Species Perapion curtirostre

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Brentidae (Primitive Weevils)
Subfamily Apioninae (Pear-shaped Weevils)
Tribe Aplemonini
Genus Perapion
Species curtirostre (Perapion curtirostre)
Explanation of Names
Perapion curtirostre (Germar 1817)
native to Europe; introduced to NA and now widespread in the northeast (NF-QC-IN)(2)(3)(1)
associated with Rumex(2)
earliest NA record: ME & NY 1968(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
2.Introduced Apionidae and Brentidae (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) in the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G., Anderson R.S., Georgeson E. 2007. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 109: 66–74.
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
4.WCG – Website of the Watford Coleoptera Group