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Genus Barynotus

Barynotus obscurus (Fabricius) - Barynotus obscurus Barynotus obscurus (Fabricius) - Barynotus obscurus Barynotus obscurus (Fabricius) - Barynotus obscurus Barynotus obscurus (Fabricius) - Barynotus obscurus broad-nosed weevil - Barynotus obscurus broad-nosed weevil - Barynotus obscurus Barynotus moerens - female Barynotus obscurus
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 Geonemini
Genus Barynotus
Explanation of Names
Barynotus Germar 1817
3 spp. in our area (all adventive)(1), 15 total(2)
key to spp. in(2)
native to Europe, adventive in NA (Atlantic Canada, ne. US, BC)(1)(3)
wooded areas; larvae in soil
larvae feed on roots, adults on foliage(3)
all likely introduced with dry ballast(3)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Insects and Arachnids of Canada Series, Part 25. Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae.
Donald E. Bright, Patrice Bouchard. 2008. 2008. NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
3.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.