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Species Hypera meles - Clover Head Weevil

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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
Genus Hypera
Species meles (Clover Head Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Hypera (Dapalinus) meles (Fabricius 1792)
Range
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA (e. & c. US + adjacent Canada)(1)(2)
Food
hosts include Trifolium, Medicago, Lotus, and other Fabaceae(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NY 1907(2)
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera Poloniae
2.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.