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Species Ithycerus noveboracensis - New York Weevil

New York Weevil (Ithycerus noveboracensis) - Ithycerus noveboracensis Ithycerus noveboracensis Pennsylvania Beetle  - Ithycerus noveboracensis Weevil? - Ithycerus noveboracensis Ithycerus noveboracensis (Forster) - Ithycerus noveboracensis Weevil on red maple stem - Ithycerus noveboracensis New York weevil - Ithycerus noveboracensis New York weevil - Ithycerus noveboracensis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Brentidae (Primitive Weevils)
Subfamily Ithycerinae
Genus Ithycerus
Species noveboracensis (New York Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Ithycerus noveboracensis (Forster 1771)
12-18 mm(1)
e NA (QC-ON-NE to FL-TX)(2)(3)
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)
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)
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.