Cylindrocopturus quercus

Conoderine Snout Beetle

Subfamily Conoderinae, Snout Beetle, Cylindrocopturus quercus

Family: Curculionidae

Subfamily: Conoderinae

Length: 2.5-3.0 mm


Members of this subfamily are notable for their large, close-set eyes, and for a beak that is tucked away into a channel on the ventral side.

In Cylindrocopturus, the elytra are modestly wider than the pronotum; antennomere 3 is shorter than 2; and the femora arent toothed.

As the scientific name suggests, adult Cylindrocopturus quercus are found on oaks. Downie and Arnett (1996) report that the species breeds in Ragweed.

Cylindrocopturus quercus range map

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Insects of West Virginia