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Species Coccotorus scutellaris - Plum Gouger

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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 Curculioninae
Tribe Anthonomini
Genus Coccotorus
Species scutellaris (Plum Gouger)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coccotorus scutellaris (LeConte 1858)
Orig. Comb: Anthonomus scutellaris LeConte 1858
Size
5-6 mm(1)
Range
e. US (NH-FL to MB-CO-w.TX) - Map (2)(3)
Season
Mar-Nov. (1)(3)
Food
hard types of plum, larvae feed in the pit(4); primarily attacks native plums, although adults may feed on buds/blossoms of peaches and plums(5)
Print References
Chittenden, F.H. 1925. The genus Coccotorus Leconte (Coleoptera). Proc. Ent. Soc. Washington, 27(6): 129-132. (6)
LeConte, J.L. 1858. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera, chiefly collected by the United States and Mexican Boundary Commission, under Major W. H. Emory, U.S.A. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10: 59–89.
Internet References
Lectotype - MCZ, Harvard
Species page (McCaffrey & Walker 2012)(7)