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  California Beetle Project > Species Pages > Cimberis compta

Classification

Scientific name: Cimberis compta (LeConte)
    Order Coleoptera
    Superfamily Curculionoidea
    Family Neonychidae

Images (click to enlarge)

What it looks like: 3.0-5.5 mm in length. Its body is elongate, light gray to brown, and densely covered in short, coarse hairs. It displays the typical long snout of most weevils, but its antennae are relatively straight, as opposed to the bent antennae of most other weevils.

Where you'll find it: These weevils can be found throughout western mountain ranges and pine forests.

Natural History: Little is known of the habits and habitats of these rarely collected beetles. Adults are found feeding on male pollen-producing pine cones and females lay their eggs in these as well so larvae likely also feed on pollen. Pupation occurs in the soil.

This page was written by Maren Farnum, a 2005 California Beetle Project intern.




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