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Species Rhinoncomimus latipes - Mile-a-minute 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 Ceutorhynchinae (Minute Seed Weevils)
Tribe Phytobiini
Genus Rhinoncomimus
Species latipes (Mile-a-minute Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Rhinoncomimus latipes Korotyaev 1997
Range
native to e. Asia(1), introduced in e. US (2004) as a weed control agent
Food
hosts: Polygonum thunbergii in e. Asia(1), Persicaria perfoliata (=Polygonum perfoliatum) in our area
Remarks
during 2004-2007, released and established in e. US (NJ-PA-DE-MD-WV) to combat the Mile-a-minute Weed (Persicaria perfoliata)
Internet References
unless otherwise indicated, information on this page was taken from this fact sheet by Hough-Goldstein et al.
USDA. PDF dpcument
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Ceutorhynchinae of the world, with a key to genera (Insecta Coleoptera Curculionidae)
Colonnelli E. 2004. Argania Editio, Barcelona. 124 pp.