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Species Rhopalapion longirostre - Hollyhock Weevil

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Brentidae (Primitive Weevils)
Subfamily Apioninae (Pear-shaped Weevils)
Genus Rhopalapion
Species longirostre (Hollyhock Weevil)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhopalapion longirostre (Olivier)
Orig. Comb: Apion longirostre Olivier, 1807
monotypic genus (1)
up to ~4 mm
Small, grey with orange legs. Male's snout is much shorter than female's.
widely dist., though absent from se US to TX (BG data) CA-NM-MD-NH-WA / ON - Map (2), mostly across northern half of the US
Native to temperate Asia (3) and now expanding its range in Eurasia; introduced to N. Amer. (first detected: GA 1914) via Europe; widespread in our area (4)
Common Hollyhock - Alcea rosea (Malvaceae) (4), native to China
Print References
Tattershall, J.T., and R.H. Davidson. 1954. Life history and control of Apion longirostre Olivier. Journal of Economic Entomology, 47(1): 181-182.
Internet References
Photo series - OK Panhandle St. Univ.
Fact sheet - L. Kulzer, 1998
Works Cited
1.Dmitriev D.A. (2003-) 3I interactive keys and taxonomic databases
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.
4.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.