Weevil
( Curculionidae )


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PHOTO COMMENT
Adults often play dead when disturbed (by lying motionless on their back)

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Curculionidae
(Latreille ,1802 )
Common Name:Weevil
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Coleoptera
Suborder:Polyphaga
Family:Curculionidae
Taxon Code:COL01313
ITIS/TSN:114666

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Joaquin Miller Park, Joaquin Miller Park, 3590 Sanborn Drive, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01100147

RECOGNITION
Body Length
1-35 mm (usually 5-15 mm).
Diversity
Arguably, the largest animal family with more than 40,000 species worldwide and 2,500 species in about 480 genera of 19 subfamilies in North America (Staphylinidae and/or Ichneumonidae may turn out more speciose.).

BIOLOGY
Food
Most larvae and adults occur and feed on all parts of plants, and many species are important pests because they chew holes in fruits, nuts, and other parts of cultivated plants
Range
worldwide
Diversity
Arguably, the largest animal family with more than 40,000 species worldwide and 2,500 species in about 480 genera of 19 subfamilies in North America (Staphylinidae and/or Ichneumonidae may turn out more speciose.).

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
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