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Species Omphalapion hookerorum

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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 Apioninae (Pear-shaped Weevils)
Genus Omphalapion
Species hookerorum (Omphalapion hookerorum)
Explanation of Names
Omphalapion hookerorum (Kirby 1808)
Range
native to w. Palaearctic (to w. Siberia), adventive in NA (Canada); first found in NS in 1990, then introduced into w. Canada (MB-BC)(1)(2)(3)
Food
on Asteraceae; in our area, scentless chamomile (Tripleurospermum maritimum inodorum), stinking mayweed (Anthemis cotula)(4)
Remarks
introduced into w. Canada (MB-BC) to control the scentless chamomile (Matricaria perforata or Tripleurospermum perforatum, Asteraceae)(1); abundant in coastal localities in n. NS(4)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, II: New records from Nova Scotia...
C.G. Majka, R.S. Anderson, & D.B. McCorquodale. 2007. The Canadian Entomologist 139: 397–442.
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.
3.New Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) records for Quebec, Canada
de Tonnancour P., Anderson R.S., Bouchard P., Chantal C., Dumont S., Vigneault R. 2017. Zookeys 681: 95-117.
4.Introduced Apionidae and Brentidae (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) in the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G., Anderson R.S., Georgeson E. 2007. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 109: 66–74.
5.WCG – Website of the Watford Coleoptera Group