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Species Rhinoncus castor

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Classification
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 Ceutorhynchinae (Minute Seed Weevils)
Tribe Phytobiini
Genus Rhinoncus
Species castor (Rhinoncus castor)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Campylirhynchus castor (Fabricius)(1)
Explanation of Names
Rhinoncus castor (Fabricius 1792)
Identification
Range
native to, and common across, the Palaearctic(2), adventive in N. Amer. and now widespread in the US (CA-FL-ME-WA)(1), se. Canada (NF-ON) & BC(3)
Food
Sorrel, preferably small sorrel: Rumex acetosella (Polygonaceae); larvae in root galls
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NJ 1895(3)
Works Cited
1.Annotated checklist of the weevils (Curculionidae sensu lato) of North America, Central America, and the West Indies...
O'Brien C.W., Wibmer G.J. 1982. Mem. Am. Ent. Inst. 34: x+382 pp.
2.Coleoptera Poloniae
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.