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Species Naupactus peregrinus

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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 Naupactini
Genus Naupactus (White-fringed Weevils)
Species peregrinus (Naupactus peregrinus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pantomorus peregrinus, Graphognathus peregrinus
Explanation of Names
Naupactus peregrinus (Buchanan 1939)
6.0-9.5 mm(1)
tend to be smaller, paler tan; eyes more convex; carina on rostrum less distinct; groove on rostrum does not widen toward apex; setae at base of pronotum directed posterad (unique for leucoloma-Group); elytral scales more rounded(2)
native to southern S. America, adventive in our area: se US (TX-FL-VA-AR)(3)(4), mostly coastal states
Works Cited
1.Weevils of South Carolina (Coleoptera: Nemonychidae, Attelabidae, Brentidae, Ithyceridae, and Curculionidae).
Janet C. Ciegler. 2010. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. 276 pp.
2.Graphognathus Buchanan a new synonym of Naupactus Dejean and systematics of the N. leucoloma species group (Col.: Curculionidae)
Lanteri A.A., Marvaldi A.E. 1995. Col. Bull. 49: 206-228.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
4.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.