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Species Merhynchites bicolor - Rose Curculio

Rose Curculio - Merhynchites bicolor Merhynchites bicolor Leaf rolling weevil from Montana 10.07.07 - Merhynchites bicolor Merhynchites bicolor Weevil? - Merhynchites bicolor attelabid - Merhynchites bicolor Merhynchites bicolor  - Merhynchites bicolor Rose Curculio - Merhynchites bicolor
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 Attelabidae (Leaf Rolling Weevils)
Subfamily Rhynchitinae (Leaf and Bud Weevils)
Tribe Rhynchitini
Genus Merhynchites
Species bicolor (Rose Curculio)
Explanation of Names
Merhynchites bicolor (Fabricius 1775)
Numbers
several subspecies in our area
Range
transcontinental in so. Canada & n. US (south to CA and in the mountains west of the Rockies and in the Great Basin Desert) (C.W. O'Brien's comment and(1))
Food
develops in Rosa hips(1)
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.