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Species Anthonomus decipiens

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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 Curculioninae
Tribe Anthonomini
Genus Anthonomus
No Taxon (subgenus Cnemocyllus)
Species decipiens (Anthonomus decipiens)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anthonomus decipiens LeConte 1876
Explanation of Names
decipiens = 'deceptive'
Size
1.8-2.2 mm (1)
Identification
males (even if abraded) easily recognizable because of the distinctive shape of the metatibia (esp. the mucro) (1)
Range
CA-TX-KS-CO / Mex. (1)
Food
hosts: various Asteraceae (1)
Remarks
Type Locality: Texas, Belfrage one specimen (2)
See Also
Has quite the appearance of a Smicronyx. The last ventral segment is a little longer than the fourth and is marked with a large shallow rounded impression, There are some white markings upon the elytra of which a narrow scutellar spot and a line upon the sixth interspace from the base to the middle are most obvious. (2)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. & G.H. Horn. 1876. The Rhynchophora of America North of Mexico. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 15(96): i-xvi + 1-455.
Works Cited
1.Revision of the subgenus Cnemocyllus Dietz of the weevil genus Anthonomus Germar (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Anthonomini)
Wayne E. Clark and Horace R. Burke. 2005. INSECTA MUNDI, Vol. 19, No. 1-2: 1-54.
2.The Rhynchophora of America, north of Mexico.
LeConte and Horn. 1876. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 15(96): i-xvi + 1-455.