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Large weevil - Otiorhynchus ligustici

Large weevil - Otiorhynchus ligustici
South Dundas, Ontario, Canada
May 25, 2010
Size: 12-14mm
Sorry, the images are overexposed, but I rarely come across curculionids this large and am curious.

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Large weevil - Otiorhynchus ligustici Large weevil - Otiorhynchus ligustici

new sp. for the guide -- thanks!!
another eurotramp, wildly common where i grew up

Moved from ID Request.

 
Cool!
Would other views of this critter be useful? It's in my freezer, waiting to be pinned. I can take more pictures later.

 
would be wonderful
although there are plentiful pix webwide, but hardly any from NA -- so pls exert yourself ))
a good dorsal and a lateral would be enough -- this is a distinctive beast, at least to my eye

 
OK
When I finally get on top of my school work and have a moment, I'll get some photos. And yes, it IS distinctive - I'd just never seen one in the flesh before!

 
your blog says, introd'd in the '30s --
what's the source of that date? a recent treatment says, first found in Canada ca. 1965(1)

 
ref.
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/pub812/3snout.htm

It's an exerpt from another document, but I don't have access to the original.

Oh, here's one better: an '09 paper from American Entomologist with a good overview of the introduction. Seems it's been in NA as early as the 1890's! The date for detection in Canada that you provided sounds right, though.

www.nnyagdev.org/PDF/2010/Shields.pdf

 
much obliged!

 
My pleasure.
I've decided to drop OMAFRA a quick note as well, just in case they are interested to know it's (albeit slightly) outside the known range.

 
I found it on a Ontario Minis
I found it on a Ontario Ministry of Agriculture website; it said it was originally detected in NY state in '33. I'll pull up the reference.