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Curculionid - Eurhoptus

Curculionid - Eurhoptus
Hwy 23, 1.0 km S of Witter, Madison County, Arkansas, USA
April 27, 2009
Size: ~3mm
Berlese of flood debris collected from flood debris pile accumulated on bank of War Eagle Creek.

Something close to Eurhoptus pyriformis?

All pics taken with automontage system. Actual montaging done with CombineZP.

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Bob Anderson says: "This is a new Eurhoptus species.
"... There are two described but 5 in the US. In the e. US there are 2 spp., E. pyriformis and a new one, long thought to be E. sordidus (described from central TX); [...] I think E. sordidus is restricted to central TX. A third species occurs in central TX into LA, a fourth in w. TX (Big Bend NP), and a fifth (just collected in extreme so. TX) is a Mexican species at the northern limit of its range."

Moved from Cryptorhynchinae.

Sweet. Is someone working on this group? I.e. Should I be sending it off somewhere?

how on earth did i miss it? 'Acalles'-like; will try harder