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Species Aphrastus taeniatus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Entiminae (Broad-nosed Weevils)
Tribe Phyllobiini
Genus Aphrastus
Species taeniatus (Aphrastus taeniatus)
Explanation of Names
Aphrastus taeniatus Say 1831
taeniatus = 'stripy'
Size
5.5-6.5 mm(1)
Range
e US (NY-IA to FL-MS)(2)
Life Cycle
Breed abundantly in the roots of various coarse grasses(1)
Works Cited
1.Rhynchophora or weevils of North Eastern America
Blatchley and Leng. 1916. Nature Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana. 682 pp.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.