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Genus Aulacobaris

Weevil - Aulacobaris lepidii Weevil - Aulacobaris lepidii Weevil - Aulacobaris lepidii Aulacobaris lepidii - male Aulacobaris lepidii - male Beetle - Aulacobaris lepidii Beetle - Aulacobaris lepidii
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 Baridini
Genus Aulacobaris
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
[within the traditional, polyphyletic Baris,] Aulacobaris is one of the more senior names and probably will stand..., but still lacks a generally accepted definition and simply lumps species with obvious metallic sheen. I personally question the distinctness of the non-metallic species associated with crucifers and Reseda (currently going under the name Melanobaris). In a few days I will have another set of DNA data and we may know a little more about it. --Jens Prena, pers. comm. to =v= 3.viii.2014
Explanation of Names
Aulacobaris Desbrochers des Loges 1892
Numbers
A single (adventive) species in our area, ~40 total(1)
Range
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA (ne. US)
Food
hosts: crucifers (Brassicaceae)(1)