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Genus Merhynchites

Western Rose Curculio - Merhynchites wickhami Curculionidae 6.14.09 01 - Merhynchites bicolor Red weevil - Merhynchites Rose Curculio  - Merhynchites bicolor Red weevil - Merhynchites bicolor Merhynchites bicolor Red Weevil - Merhynchites bicolor Attelabidae, Rose Curculio - Merhynchites bicolor
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Attelabidae (Leaf Rolling Weevils)
Subfamily Rhynchitinae (Leaf and Bud Weevils)
Tribe Rhynchitini
Genus Merhynchites
Explanation of Names
Merhynchites Sharp 1889
Numbers
4 spp. in our area(1)
Range
NA (Canada to Mexico)(2): M. bicolor in so. Canada and n. US coast to coast (south to CA and in the mountains west of the Rockies and in the Great Basin Desert), M. wickhami in sw. Canada and w. US east to ND-IL-TX; the remaining 2 spp., locally in sw. US (C.W. O'Brien's comment and(1))
Food
larvae develop in buds/fruit of Rosa spp.: M. bicolor in the hips, M. wickhami in the buds(1)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.A world catalogue of families and genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera)
Alonso-Zarazaga M.A., Lyal C.H.C. 1999. Entomopraxis, Barcelona. 315 pp.