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Species Caulophilus oryzae - Broad-nosed Grain 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 Cossoninae
Tribe Dryotribini
Genus Caulophilus
Species oryzae (Broad-nosed Grain Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Caulophilus oryzae (Gyllenhal 1838)
Range
native to Central America, adventive in our area (so. US) and elsewhere (w. Palaearctic, West Indies)(1)(2)
Remarks
introduced ca. 1892; minor pest of stored grain, nuts, avocado seeds, etc.(3)
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