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Species Rhopalotria mollis

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 Belidae (Cycad Weevils)
Genus Rhopalotria
Species mollis (Rhopalotria mollis)
Explanation of Names
Rhopalotria mollis (Sharp 1890)
Range
native to Mexico, adventive in our area, FL (DAD, MON) (Norstog & Fawcett 1989)(1)(2)
Food
on cardboard palm (Zamia furfuracea, Zamiaceae)(1)
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. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.