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Species Ceutorhynchus typhae

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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 Ceutorhynchus
Species typhae (Ceutorhynchus typhae)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
floralis Paykull 1792 not Olivier 1790, monostigma Marsham 1802, palustris Edwards 1930, puberulus LeConte 1876, septentrionalis Gyllenhal 1837...
Neosirocalus typhae
used to be variously treated in genus-group taxa Neosirocalus & Marklissus
one of those species with really troubled taxonomic history
Explanation of Names
Ceutorhynchus typhae (Herbst 1795)
the epithet refers to cattails, a plant with which this weevil is not associated
1.5-2.1 mm(1)
native to, and widespread across w. Palaearctic(2), adventive in NA (NF-ON to....)(3)
wide variety of habitats(2)
hosts: various Cruciferae, most often Capsella bursa-pastoris(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Zabaluev I.A. (2006-2013) Encyclopedia of insects
2.Coleoptera Poloniae
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.