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Species Naupactus tesselatus

Naupactus tesselatus (Say) - Naupactus tesselatus Entiminae - Naupactus tesselatus Aphrastus taeniatus? - Naupactus tesselatus pale broad nosed weevil - Naupactus tesselatus Naupactus tesselatus (Say) - Naupactus tesselatus Small brown beetle  - Naupactus tesselatus Small brown beetle  - Naupactus tesselatus white-fringed snout weevil Naupactus tesselatus? - Naupactus tesselatus
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 Naupactini
Genus Naupactus (White-fringed Weevils)
Species tesselatus (Naupactus tesselatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pantomorus tesselatus; Aramigus tesselatus [Combination used in(1)]; Aramigus pallidus Horn
Explanation of Names
Naupactus tesselatus (Say 1824)
tessellatus 'checkered'
Size
5-7.5 mm(2)
Range
native to S. America, adventive in our area (c. US)(1)
Food
Pest on alfalfa and some other corps in Argentina(1)
Remarks
"a complex species with bisexual populations and parthenogenetic lineages" (Lanteri & Díaz 1994)
Print References
Lanteri A.A., Díaz N.B. (1994) Systematic study and cladistic analysis of the genus Aramigus Horn (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 120: 113-144. (Full text)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.The Rhynchophora of America, north of Mexico.
LeConte and Horn. 1876. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 15(96): i-xvi + 1-455.