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WEEVILS

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Showing 28 types of WEEVILS

Alfalfa Weevil

Latin Name: Hypera postica

Native to Europe and Asia but introduced into North America prior to 1904 and now found throughout North America where host plants are grown.

Ambrosia beetles

Latin Name: Xylosandrus sp.

This is a native of Asia.

Annual bluegrass weevil

Latin Name: Listronotus maculicollis

This is a native insect in the northeastern United States, and now found in the southeastern Provinces of Canada.

Asiatic oak weevil

Latin Name: Cyrtepistomus castaneus

The beetle is native to Asia but was found in North America in 1933, and now is found throughout eastern North America west to Texas.

Billbug

Latin Name: Sphenophorus spp.

These are native insects in North America.

Black vine weevil

Latin Name: Otiorhynchus sulcatus

It is believed that this beetle is native to northern Europe, but it has been present in North America since at least 1835. It now is found throughout the world.

Boll weevil

Latin Name: Anthonomus grandis

It is believed this beetle is native to Central America, but entered the U.S. around 1892 to cause widespread devastation in all cotton growing areas. It also has made its way to South America. Due to its massive impact on cotton it resulted in diversification of agriculture in southern states of the U.S.

Diaprepes root weevil

Latin Name: Diaprepes abbreviatus

It is believed that this beetle is native to the Caribbean, and was imported into the U.S. around 1960 on plants from Puerto Rico. It now infests the Southeast U.S. west to Texas and on a regular basis is intercepted in shipments of plants in California.

Engraver beetle

Latin Name: Ips sp.

These are native species that are found throughout North America.

Fuller rose weevil

Latin Name: Naupactus cervinus

It is believed this beetle is native to Central and South America, but now well established across the U.S. and throughout the world, with occasional occurrences in southern Canada. It’s presence on plants being shipped from California to Japan has caused those shipments to be turned away and quarantines to be put in place.

Granary Weevil

Latin Name: Sitophilus granarius

Latin Family Name: Curculionidae

Believed to have originated in the eastern Mediterranean region, this weevil is now worldwide in occurrence, particularly in the cooler regions of the world. In the U.S. it tends to be more common in the northern half of the country.

Mountain pine beetle

Latin Name: Dendroctonus ponderosae

This beetle is a native insect in western North America, from Mexico to British Columbia.

Native elm bark beetle

Latin Name: Hylurogopinus rufipes

This is a native beetle in North America.

Obscure root weevil

Latin Name: Sciopithes obscurus

This is a native species in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.

Pine needle weevil

Latin Name: Pachyrhinus spp.

These are native beetles in western North America.

Pinhole bark borer

Latin Name: Euplatypus sp.

About 7 species of these native beetles occur in North America and are found throughout the U.S. and into southern Canada.

Platypodid Ambrosia Beetle

Latin Name: Platypus sp.

Latin Family Name: Platypodidae

Native to North America, with only one genus in the family in the U.S.

Plum curculio

Latin Name: Conotrachelus nenuphar

This is a native species that is widely distributed east of the Rocky Mountains in North America.

Red turpentine beetle

Latin Name: Dendroctonus valens

This species is a native insect in North America and now is also found as an invasive in China.

Rice Weevil

Latin Name: Sitophilus oryzae

Latin Family Name: Curculionidae

Its origin is believed to be India, but it now is one of the most important grain destroying pests in the world, and is found worldwide.

Rose curculio

Latin Name: Merhynchites bicolor

A native beetle in western North America, and found throughout the continent, but primarily in the northern states and southern Canada, and most common in the West.

Shot hole borer

Latin Name: Xyleborus sp.

Most species in North America are native insects, with several species introduced from Europe.

Smaller European elm bark beetle

Latin Name: Scolytus multistriatus

True to its name this beetle is native to Europe and northern Asia, but it now is found throughout North America wherever elm tree hosts occur.

Strawberry root weevil

Latin Name: Otiorhynchus ovatus

It is native to Europe but now found throughout North America, and is a serious agricultural pest in the Pacific Northwest.

Sweet potato weevil

Latin Name: Cylas formicarius

The beetle is probably native to South America, but now is found worldwide in tropical regions and throughout the southern U.S. as well as in Hawaii and the Caribbean. It was first discovered in the U.S. in Louisiana in 1875.

Two-banded Japanese weevil

Latin Name: Pseudocneorhinus bifasciatus

Native to eastern Asia and the Orient, but introduced as early as 1914 in Pennsylvania, and it now occurs and is established along the east coast of the U.S.

Vegetable weevil

Latin Name: Listroderes costirostris

Probably these are native insects in North America.

Wood Boring Weevils

Latin Name: Euophryum sp.

Latin Family Name: Curculionidae

Probably native to the United States, but now found in many countries due to its transport in infested materials.

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