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Species Orchidophilus aterrimus - Orchid Weevil

Orchidophilus aterrimus
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 Madarini
Genus Orchidophilus
Species aterrimus (Orchid Weevil)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
has been lumped variously with O. epidendri(1)
Explanation of Names
Orchidophilus aterrimus (Waterhouse 1874)
Size
2.7–6.0 mm(1)
Range
Native to Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and possibly Thailand, introduced and established on a number of tropical Pacific islands; adventive but not established in Canada, US, some European countries and Brazil(1)
Food
associated with Orchidaceae: Cypripedioideae(1)
Remarks
the most frequently intercepted and noxious species of the genus; earliest record in our area: DC 1906(1)