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Species Ithycerus noveboracensis - New York Weevil

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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 Brentidae (Primitive Weevils)
Subfamily Ithycerinae (New York Weevil)
Genus Ithycerus
Species noveboracensis (New York Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Ithycerus noveboracensis (Forster 1771)
Size
12-18 mm(1)
Range
e NA (QC-ON-NE to FL-TX)(2)(3)
Habitat
adults found mostly on the limbs/foliage of many hardwoods (beech, oak, hickory, chestnut, crabapple, peach/plum trees, etc.); larvae inside roots of the same plants, primarily on lower surfaces of lateral roots(1)(2)
Season
May-Jul(2)
Food
Adults feed on soft parts (new growth, petioles, buds); larvae, on outer vascular tissues of roots(1)
Life Cycle
2-year life cycle: most of the summer and subsequent year is spent as larva; pupation in May/Jun of the second year(2)
Remarks
rarely encountered(1) but occasionally a pest in orchards(2)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.The weevils of Canada and Alaska: Vol. 1. Coleoptera: Curculionoidea, excluding Scolytidae and Curculionidae
Bright D.E. 1993. The insects and arachnids of Canada, Pt. 21. Ottawa: Agriculture Canada. 217 pp.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.