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Species Phyllobius intrusus - Arborvitae Weevil

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Entiminae (Broad-nosed Weevils)
Tribe Phyllobiini
Genus Phyllobius
Species intrusus (Arborvitae Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Phyllobius intrusus Kôno 1948
native to Japan, adventive in our area and known from ne. NA and from BC(1)
associated with Cupressaceae(1)
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid in the soil in May and June. The larvae feed on the roots of the host plant.(2)
Overwinter as larvae or pupae(2)
Works Cited
1.The weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, I: new records from New Brunswick
C.G. Majka, R.S. Anderson, D.F. McAlpine, & R.P. Webster. 2007. The Canadian Entomologist 139: 378-396.
2.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.