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Weevil

Scientific Name
Sphenophorus sp.
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Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Dryophthorinae: Sphenophorini)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Cd Nueva Tacna, 4 August 2005, N. Quispe. Det G. Tejada, 12 August 2005
Source
Sarah McCaffrey Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Diagnosis:

Small to moderately large, 5-20 mm in total body length; elongate-oval in form, generally uniformly black; antennal funicle of 6 articles, club with apical pilose part various, scape cylindrical, apex extended beyond posterior margin of eye; rostrum cylindrical; anterior margin of pronotum straight behind eye; tarsus of 5 articles, but article 4 small, located at very base of article 3, article 3 and 2 various in shape and form, ventral pilosity of article 3 various (but in Costa Rica and Panama species limited anterolateral angles or lateral margins); scutellum triangular, widest at or near base.

Natural history: Species of Sphenophorus are associated with various grasses, sedges and their relatives.

Diversity: Over 100 species of Sphenophorus are known from North, Central and South America.
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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
McCaffrey, Sarah & Ken Walker
Created
20/03/2012 02:53 AEST
Last Updated
23/04/2012 16:52 AEST
Citation
McCaffrey, Sarah & Ken Walker (2012) Weevil (Sphenophorus sp.) Updated on 4/23/2012 4:52:31 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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