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Species Otiorhynchus rugosostriatus - Rough Strawberry Root Weevil

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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 Otiorhynchini
Genus Otiorhynchus
Species rugosostriatus (Rough Strawberry Root Weevil)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
rugostriatus (popular misspelling)
Explanation of Names
Otiorhynchus (Zustalestus) rugosostriatus (Goeze 1777)
rugosostriatus = 'having wrinkled striae' (refers to elytral texture)
5.5-8.5 mm(1)
native to Europe(2), adventive in NA (now widespread)(1) and in many places around the world
larvae feed on roots of Rosaceae (strawberries, raspberries, apple trees, etc.) and a variety of other plants(2)
earliest record in our area: 1876; nursery pest(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Insects and Arachnids of Canada Series, Part 25. Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae.
Donald E. Bright, Patrice Bouchard. 2008. 2008. NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
2.Immigrant phytophagous insects on woody plants in the United States and Canada: an annotated list
Mattson W.J., Niemela P., Millers I., Inguanzo Y. 1994. General Technical Report NC-169. St. Paul, MN: USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station.
3.University of Alberta Entomology Collection