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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Hypera meles - Clover Head Weevil

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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
Species meles (Clover Head Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Hypera (Dapalinus) meles (Fabricius 1792)
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA (e. & c. US + adjacent Canada)(1)(2)
hosts include Trifolium, Medicago, Lotus, and other Fabaceae(1)
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.