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Species Betulapion simile - Birch Catkin Weevil

Curculionidae? - Betulapion simile weevil - Betulapion simile weevil - Betulapion simile weevil - Betulapion simile weevil - Betulapion simile Betulapion simile (Kirby) - Betulapion simile Apioninae? - Betulapion simile Apioninae? - Betulapion simile
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 Brentidae (Primitive Weevils)
Subfamily Apioninae (Pear-shaped Weevils)
Tribe Oxystomatini
Subtribe Trichapiina
Genus Betulapion
Species simile (Birch Catkin Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Betulapion simile (W. Kirby 1811)
Numbers
2 sspp. total; in our area, B. simile walshii (J.B. Smith 1884)
Size
2.7 mm(1)
Range
holarctic species; B. s. walshii across NA north to NF-BC(2), the nominate subspecies in n. Eurasia
Food
On paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
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