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Broad-nosed Weevil - Epicaerus sp.

Family Curculionidae, Subfamily Entiminae, Tribe Geonemini


Broad-nosed Weevil - Epicaerus sp.

Hidalgo Co., TX (M Quinn)

Biology: Adults generally feed on foliage. 

Similar Species: There are 11 species of Epicaerus in the U.S., three of which occur in Texas. 

Texas taxa:

Epicaerus elegantulus Champion 
     Hosts on Citrus sp.

Epicaerus mexicanus Boheman - Brown Leaf Notcher
        Important Citrus Pest

Epicaerus texanus Casey
        Hosts on Carya illinoensis - Pecan

Taxonomy: Genus needs revision.


Arnett, R.H., Jr., M.C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley & J.H. Frank. (editors). 2002. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL. xiv + 861 pp.

Pierce, W.D., 1913. Miscellaneous contributions to the knowledge of the weevils of the families Attelabidae and Brachyrhinidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 45: 365-426.

Schoenherr, C.J. 1833. Genera et species Curculionidum, cum synonymia hujus familae, 1 (1), 13.

 Schoenherr, C.J. 1834. Genera et species Curculionidum, cum synonymia hujus familae, 2 (1), 323.

08 Dec 2008   Mike Quinn / Texas Entomology / Texas Beetle Information