Canadian Forest Service Publications

First records of Orchestes fagi (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae) in North America, with a checklist of the North American Rhamphini. 2012. Sweeney, J.D.; Anderson, R.S.; Webster, R.P.; Neville, R. The Coleopterists' Bulletin 66(4):297-304.

Year: 2012

Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 34376

Language: English

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Abstract

The beech flea weevil, Orchestes fagi (L.) (Curculionidae: Curculioninae: Rhamphini), is recorded for the first time in North America as established in the vicinities of Halifax, Chester, and Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada in association with the American beech, Fagus grandifolia Ehrh. A detailed listing of locality information for the species in Nova Scotia is given, along with a summary of the species' biology in Europe. No details are yet available for the species' biology in North America. Also included are a checklist of North American Rhamphini and a key to the now seven species of Orchestes Illiger known from North America.