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small weevil of some sort. - Listronotus debilis

small weevil of some sort. - Listronotus debilis
Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, USA
June 23, 2010
Size: 6mm

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small weevil of some sort. - Listronotus debilis small weevil of some sort. - Listronotus debilis small weevil of some sort. - Listronotus debilis small weevil of some sort. - Listronotus debilis

thanks, Lonny & Charlie -- nice addition to the Guide!!
Moved from Listronotus.

 
may have to move this one back
to Listronotus unless dissection of genitalia can be completed.

ID
Listronotus debilis Blatchley A new State record

 
how do you
distinguish this species from the everything that I have collected around here being identified as L. oregonensis?

 
ID for state record
I have completed mucho dissections of specimens from the Minot area that match this overall morphology, and they have all come out as L. oregonensis. As I am trying to get a handle on the ND Listronotus, I would want to dissect this specimen before adding it as a new species to the ND list. I currently have all specimens on loan from the NDSIRC in Fargo and not a one has been found of L. debilis.

 
Thanks for the ID!
.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

i bet it's fully winged
the square shoulders and long metasternum mean the beetle has functional wings

 
external evidence of hind wing loss

the shortened metathorax can't accommodate flight musculature:

 
huh.
Thanks for enlightening me.

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