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Species Smicronyx sordidus - Gray Sunflower Seed Weevil

Weevil on sunflower - Smicronyx sordidus Curculio, I assume? - Smicronyx sordidus Gray weevil with a long, black snout - Smicronyx sordidus Gray weevil with long, black snout (2) - Smicronyx sordidus Smicronyx sordidus (1) - Smicronyx sordidus CURCULIONIDAE   Gray Sunflower Seed Weevil   Smicronyx sordidus - Smicronyx sordidus CURCULIONIDAE   Gray Sunflower Seed Weevil   Smicronyx sordidus - Smicronyx sordidus Gray Sunflower Seed Weevil   - Smicronyx sordidus
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 Smicronychini
Genus Smicronyx
No Taxon (Subgenus Desmoris)
Species sordidus (Gray Sunflower Seed Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Smicronyx sordidus LeConte 1876
sordidus 'filthy'
Size
2.1-2.4 mm (Casey 1892)
Range
widely dist. across US, except se US (CA-TX-WV-NB-WA) - Map (1)(2)
Food
host: Helianthus (Asteraceae)(1)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.A catalog of Coleoptera of America north of Mexico. Curculionidae: Erirhininae
O'Brien C.W., Anderson D.M. 1996. USDA Agriculture handbook no. 529-143f. 40 pp.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)