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Species Cophes fallax

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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 Cryptorhynchinae (Hidden Snout Weevils)
Tribe Gasterocercini
Genus Cophes
Species fallax (Cophes fallax)
Explanation of Names
Cophes fallax (LeConte 1876)
fallax = 'deceptive'
Size
3.2—5 mm(1)
Range
e NA (ON-FL to IL-TX)(2)
Habitat
hammocks in FL(3)
Season
May—Sep in NJ(1), most of the year in the south
Food
Bred in September from hickory limbs, dead two years. Breeds in the stems of Cassia(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Rhynchophora or weevils of North Eastern America
Blatchley and Leng. 1916. Nature Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana. 682 pp.
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.A Distributional Checklist of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida