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Genus Naupactus - White-fringed Weevils

weevil on Baccharis - Naupactus cervinus Curculionidae - ? - Naupactus leucoloma Naupactus cervinus? - Naupactus cervinus Broad-nosed weevil? - Naupactus cervinus Naupactus sp.? - Naupactus leucoloma White-fringed Weevil - Naupactus peregrinus Naupactus? - Naupactus Weevil? - Naupactus leucoloma
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 Naupactini
Genus Naupactus (White-fringed Weevils)
Other Common Names
White-fringed Beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pantomorus Schönherr 1840, Graphognathus Buchanan 1939
based on the atrophied hind wings, N. cervinus used to be treated in a separate genus Pantomorus, "Currently considered a junior synonym of Naupactus (other Naupactus are winged, the 'Pantomorus' are wingless)" (C.W. O'Brien, pers.comm., 23.v.09)
Explanation of Names
Naupactus Dejean 1821
6 spp. in our area, all adventive
6-12 mm
e US to CA; native to South America, adventive in our area(2)(3)(4)
Adults feed on foliage of various plants and are considered pests(2)
Works Cited
1.Graphognathus Buchanan a new synonym of Naupactus Dejean and systematics of the N. leucoloma species group (Col.: Curculionidae)
Lanteri A.A., Marvaldi A.E. 1995. Col. Bull. 49: 206-228.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
3.Insects and Arachnids of Canada Series, Part 25. Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae.
Donald E. Bright, Patrice Bouchard. 2008. 2008. NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
4.Weevils of South Carolina (Coleoptera: Nemonychidae, Attelabidae, Brentidae, Ithyceridae, and Curculionidae).
Janet C. Ciegler. 2010. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. 276 pp.