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Species Euscepes postfasciatus - West Indian Sweetpotato Weevil

Euscepes postfasciatus Euscepes postfasciatus
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 Cryptorhynchinae (Hidden Snout Weevils)
Tribe Cryptorhynchini
Subtribe Tylodina
Genus Euscepes
Species postfasciatus (West Indian Sweetpotato Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Euscepes postfasciatus (Fairmaire 1849)
Range
neotropical species, adventive in CA and elsewhere in sweetpotato producing regions(1)
Food
hosts: Ipomoea spp.(1)
Remarks
serious pest of sweetpotatoe in CA(1)
Internet References
Fact sheets: Haseeb et al.(1) | O'Sullivan et al. | |