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Cercopeus schwarzi Sleeper, 1955 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae) new to Canada.

Bouchard, P., Gagnier, D.L., and Hunt, D.W.A. (2012). "Cercopeus schwarzi Sleeper, 1955 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae) new to Canada.", Coleopterists Bulletin, 66(2), pp. 116-117. doi : 10.1649/072.066.0204  Access to full text

Abstract

In 2010, a female root weevil specimen was submitted for identification through the National Identification Service at the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes (CNCI). The specimen, identified as Cercopeus schwarzi Sleeper, 1955 (Curculionidae: Entiminae: Trachyphloeini) (Fig. 1) by PB, had the following label data “Canada: Ontario:Windsor, Spring Garden Area, Elgin Street, Lansing Street, Todd Lane, Lat (42.26055), Long (-83.056900), 08-vii-2009, near deciduous trees”. The specimen was collected by staff of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as part of an Invasive Alien Species Forest Trapping Survey. This species was previously known only from Arkansas, Michigan, and Illinois (Sleeper 1955, O’Brien et al. 2010). Bright and Bouchard (2008), who recently reviewed the root weevil fauna (subfamily Entiminae) of Canada and Alaska, suspected it was possible for this species to occur in southern Ontario.

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