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Species Poophagus sisymbrii - Watercress Weevil

Poophagus sisymbrii
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 Ceutorhynchinae (Minute Seed Weevils)
Tribe Ceutorhynchini
Genus Poophagus
Species sisymbrii (Watercress Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Poophagus sisymbrii (Fabricius 1776)
Range
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic, adventive in NA (QC)(1)
Food
hosts: Rorippa spp., occasionally on Nasturtium officinale(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Ceutorhynchinae of the world, with a key to genera (Insecta Coleoptera Curculionidae)
Colonnelli E. 2004. Argania Editio, Barcelona. 124 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.