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Species Epicaerus lepidotus

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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 Entiminae (Broad-nosed Weevils)
Tribe Geonemini
Genus Epicaerus
Species lepidotus (Epicaerus lepidotus)
Explanation of Names
Epicaerus lepidotus Pierce, 1910
Numbers
10 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Size
4.5-6.0 mm
Range
Edwards Plateau to s. TX - Map (Pierce 1910)(2)(3)
Season
mostly Mar-May (BG data)
Food
one spmn coll'ed beating TX red oak - Quercus buckleyi (BG Data)
Remarks
Described from eight specimens collected by E. A. Schwarz at San Antonio, Texas, May 9 and 10. It is also at hand from Cotulla and Brownsville, Texas. (Pierce 1910)
Print References
Pierce, W.D. 1910. On some phases of parasitism displayed by insect enemies of weevils. Journal of Economic Entomology 3: 451-458. (Full Text)
Internet References
Type Info - Smithsonian
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.Annotated checklist of the weevils (Curculionidae sensu lato) of North America, Central America, and the West Indies...
O'Brien C.W., Wibmer G.J. 1982. Mem. Am. Ent. Inst. 34: x+382 pp.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)