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Species Magdalis barbicornis

Black and brown beetle - Magdalis barbicornis - male Male - Magdalis barbicornis - male
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 Mesoptiliinae
Tribe Magdalidini (Wedge-shaped Bark Weevils)
Genus Magdalis
Species barbicornis (Magdalis barbicornis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Magdalis barbicornis (Latreille)
Orig. Comb: Rhina barbicornis Latreille 1804
ne. US (CT-PA) & CA. Recorded from e. US in 1909, first reported for CA based on this BG photo; specimens subsequently found in collections confirm its presence in CA since 1975(1)
hosts: hawthorn (Crataegus) and other Rosaceae(1)
the only adventive NA sp. of the genus(2); apparently not a serious pest(1)
Works Cited
1.Magdalis barbicornis (Latreille) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Mesoptiliinae) in California, U.S.A.
Anderson R.S., Cline A.R. 2011. The Coleopterists Bulletin 65: 80-81.
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.