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Genus Barynotus

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 broad-nosed weevil - Barynotus obscurus Barynotus moerens - female Barynotus obscurus
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 Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Entiminae (Broad-nosed Weevils)
Tribe Geonemini
Genus Barynotus
Explanation of Names
Barynotus Germar 1817
Numbers
3 spp. in our area (all adventive)(1), 15 total(2)
Identification
key to spp. in(2)
Range
native to Europe, adventive in NA (Atlantic Canada, ne. US, BC)(1)(3)
Habitat
wooded areas; larvae in soil
Food
larvae feed on roots, adults on foliage(3)
Remarks
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.