Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) ➔ Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods) ➔ Class Insecta (Insects) ➔ Order Coleoptera (Beetles) ➔ Family Curculionidae (Weevils)

Curculio betulae (Stephens, 1831)

Synonyms:

Curculio cerasorum Paykull, G. de, 1792 ! |
(!: missapplied name)

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Classification:
Curculio betulae belongs to the subfamily Curculioninae .
Distribution:
Northern and Central Europe
Description:
Pale reddish brown beetle with a body length of 3 - 4.3 mm; upper side covered with sparse reddish yellow scales; snout (rostrum) and legs long; hind femora with a prominent tooth, middle femora with very small teeth.
Similar species:
A similar species is Curculio rubidus. In this species, all femora are untoothed, and rostrum, antennae and legs are shorter.
Biology:
The beetles can be found from July to September on alder, birch, blackthorn and cherry. Larvae develop in the fruits of host plants.

References, further reading, links:
  1. Alonso-Zarazaga M.A. & Lyal C.H.C. (authors), Sánchez-Ruiz M. (technical editor). (2018). WTaxa: Electronic Catalogue of Weevil names (Curculionoidea) (version Oct 2016). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2018 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2018. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.
  2. Arved Lompe: Die Käfer Europas - Ein Bestimmungswerk im Internet