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Species Tanysphyrus lemnae - Duckweed Weevil

Weevil - Tanysphyrus lemnae Weevil IMG_0933 - Tanysphyrus lemnae Brachyceridae, dorsal-lateral - Tanysphyrus lemnae Brachyceridae, lateral - Tanysphyrus lemnae Weevil beetle - Tanysphyrus lemnae weevil - Tanysphyrus lemnae weevil - Tanysphyrus lemnae Duckweed miner - Tanysphyrus lemnae
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 Brachyceridae
Subfamily Erirhininae (Marsh Weevils)
Genus Tanysphyrus
Species lemnae (Duckweed Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Tanysphyrus lemnae (Fabricius 1792)
lemnae refers to the host plant, Lemna
1.2 mm(1)
Widespread holarctic species(2)
Associated with duckweed - Lemna spp. (Lemnaceae)(2)
Works Cited
1.Rhynchophora or weevils of North Eastern America
Blatchley and Leng. 1916. Nature Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana. 682 pp.
2.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.