Orchestes alni (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): New Records from Western North America with Notes on Parasitoids

@inproceedings{Looney2012OrchestesA,
  title={Orchestes alni (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): New Records from Western North America with Notes on Parasitoids},
  author={Chris P. Looney and Leland M. Humble and Whitney S. Cranshaw},
  year={2012}
}
The “flea weevils” (Curculionidae: Curculioninae: Rhamphini) are a predominantly Holarctic group of weevils, notable for their leaf mining larval habits (Anderson 1989). The North American fauna is represented by three genera, Isochnus Thomson, Tachyerges Schönherr, and Orchestes Illiger, the latter including five native species and the introduced European elm flea weevil, Orchestes alni (L.) (Anderson 1989; Anderson et al. 2007). Orchestes alni is a pest of ornamental elms, and feeds on… CONTINUE READING