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Genus Hypera

Black-beaked Green Weevil - Hypera nigrirostris Weevil needs ID - Hypera postica Green Metallic Weevil - Hypera nigrirostris Weevil - Hypera rumicis Weevil Beetle - Hypera nigrirostris Hypera nigrirostris Weevil Beetle - Hypera nigrirostris Hypera nigrirostris
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 Hyperinae (Clover and Alfalfa Weevils)
Genus Hypera
Explanation of Names
Hypera Germar 1817
Numbers
17 spp. (incl. 6 adventive) in our area(1)
Range
widespread in N. Hemisphere
Food
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.