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Species Eurhinus magnificus

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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 Baridinae (Flower Weevils)
Tribe Baridini
Genus Eurhinus
Species magnificus (Eurhinus magnificus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eurhinus festivus magnificus
Explanation of Names
Eurhinus magnificus (Gyllenhal 1836)
Size
avg 5.7 mm[cite:185010]
Identification
appearance distinctive
Range
native to Mesoamerica (Mexico to Panama), adventive in our area (established in so. FL)[cite:185010]
Food
In FL, larvae and adults found only on Seasonvine (Cissus verticillata, Vitaceae), but hosts include other spp. of Cissus and several other plant genera[cite:185010]
Remarks
earliest record in our area: FL 2002[cite:185010]
Print References
Ulmer B.J., Duncan R.E., Prena J., Peña J.E. (2007) Life History and Larval Morphology of Eurhinus magnificus Gyllenhal (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a New Weevil to the United States. Neotropical Entomology 36: 383-390.
Internet References
Fact sheets: Haseeb et al. (2010)(1) | Ulmer et al. (2007)[Cite:185010] | |