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Species Strophosoma melanogrammum - Nut Leaf 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 Entiminae (Broad-nosed Weevils)
Tribe Brachyderini
Genus Strophosoma
Species melanogrammum (Nut Leaf Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Strophosoma melanogrammum (Forster 1771)
Size
3.6-4.9 mm(1)
Identification
easily recognizable by the prominent eyes, by the head distinctly constricted behind the eye, and by the glabrous basal part [1/3-½] of the sutural interval(1)
Range
native to Europe, adventive in NA (introduced ca. 1888) and established in the northeast (NF-PQ-NJ) and northwest (BC-WA)(1)
Food
the adults feed on leaves of broad-leafed trees/shrubs(1)
Works Cited
1.Insects and Arachnids of Canada Series, Part 25. Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae.
Donald E. Bright, Patrice Bouchard. 2008. 2008. NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.