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Photo#78165

"Snout and Bark Beetle" classification for this guy?? - Pseudocneorhinus bifasciatus
Herndon, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
September 16, 2006
Is that where he goes? He reminds me of a weevil, but I've never seen one with a complicated mouth structure like this one; the ones I'm used to seeing have the long proboscis.

Moved
Moved from Phyxelisa rigidus.

Not Phyxelis
This is Pseudocneorhinus bifasciatus Roelofs, the twobanded Japanese weevil, an introduced pest.

 
Cool
I'm sure you're right, but if you could add how you got your decision so that we know here, that would be wonderful...

Moved
Moved from Phyxelis rigidus.

genus moves to Entiminae, current classification
.-)

Moved

Its a weevil alright...
This Is a Scarred Snout Beetle, of the subfamily Otiorhynchinae. Giving that it has round eyes and the scrobes (grooves for the antennae) are directed more at or above the eye, I would say this is Phyxelis rigidus. It's beak also has a narrow median sulcus (line separating the two mouthparts), and it has truncate elytra (they cut off at the back) with single, coarse, long setae (hairs) rising from the elytral striae. So I'm pretty sure this is Phyxelis rigidus, but any other thoughts would be appreciated.

 
Great educational breakdown!
Much appreciated - I'm still learning the terminology. =)

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