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Genus Ellescus

Weevil - Ellescus scanicus Weevil - Ellescus ephippiatus 032612Weevil1 - Ellescus ephippiatus Weevil - Ellescus Weevil beetle - Ellescus Ellescus ephippiatus Ellescus ephippiatus (Say) - Ellescus ephippiatus Ellescus
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 Curculioninae
Tribe Ellescini
Subtribe Ellescina
Genus Ellescus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elleschus is considered to be an unjustified emendation(1)
Explanation of Names
Ellescus Dejean 1821
Numbers
4 spp. in our area(2)
Range
Across the continent(2)
Food
Larvae mine the central axis of female catkins of Salicaceae (willows, poplars, aspen)(2)
Works Cited
1.A world catalogue of families and genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera)
Alonso-Zarazaga M.A., Lyal C.H.C. 1999. Entomopraxis, Barcelona. 315 pp.
2.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.