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Genus Hypera

Caged beast - Hypera rumicis Small weevil? - Hypera postica weevil - Hypera rumicis  Alfalfa Weevil - Hypera postica Hypera rumicis Linnaeus - Hypera rumicis Alfalfa weevil larva? - Hypera postica Hypera nigrirostris Alfalfa Weevil - Hypera postica
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 Hyperinae
Genus Hypera
Explanation of Names
Hypera Germar 1817
17 spp. (incl. 6 adventive) in our area(1)
widespread in N. Hemisphere
adults and larvae feed openly on leafs of various Fabaceae and Polygonaceae(1)
Life Cycle
larvae feed externally on the plants, and resemble small green caterpillars. Pupation takes place in a globular cocoon, often with mesh-like walls.
Print References
Sharp, E, G.Titus. 1911. Genera Hypera and Phytonomus in America, North of Mexico. Annals Entomological Society of America. Vol IV, #4. December.
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.