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Species Cleopomiarus hispidulus

Curculionidae on great blue lobelia, lateral - Cleopomiarus hispidulus Weevil beetle - Cleopomiarus hispidulus from Lobelia cardinalis - Cleopomiarus hispidulus from Lobelia cardinalis - Cleopomiarus hispidulus Mecinini - Cleopomiarus hispidulus Mecinini - Cleopomiarus hispidulus gray flower weevil - Cleopomiarus hispidulus Cleopomiarus hispidulus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Curculioninae
Tribe Mecinini
Genus Cleopomiarus
Species hispidulus (Cleopomiarus hispidulus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Miarus hispidulus LeConte 1876 (type specimen)
Explanation of Names
Cleopomiarus hispidulus (LeConte 1876)
e. NA (NB-MB to...)(1)(2)
On Lobelia (Campanulaceae); larvae in seed capsules(1)
European origin was discussed because of mislabeled specimens [Miarus hispidulus Reitter, 1907 - "Spain"].
There is a second nearctic species in Mexico, C. erebus Casey, 1910.(3)
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.New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Anthribidae, Brentidae, Dryophthoridae, Brachyceridae, and Curculionidae...
Webster R.P., Anderson R.S., Sweeney J.D., Demerchant I. 2012. Zookeys 179: 349-406.
3.Systematics of the Holarctic species of the weevil genus Cleopomiarus Pierce (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
Caldara, R. & A. A. Legalov . 2016. Journal of Insect Biodiversity 4(6):1-47.