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More seems unknown than known about the Weevil - Magdalis imbellis

Time of siting: 07/15/2013

 A beetle I found in Portland Oregon in the NE heights  (82nd Ave. and Glisan for those who would like to decipher the region via area specified by catalogued streets).  Picture link here, although mine seems to have the same grey color with tiny yellowish spots at this very time:

Please note all further contributions are likewise from other sources, I will upload a picture as soon as I can.  I reference websites relied upon with a "From:  (Website)   : " format where contents appear below them, some of which includes amateur dialogue from forum friendly sites that I thought were relevant.  But, seems to be classified as the following:

Magdalis imbellis

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Magdalis imbellis (LeConte) A tough group with many species easily confused.
… Charles W. O'Brien, 9 November, 2009 - 10:46pm

nice; shows some semblance to M. armicollis -- any dorsal shots?

M. armicollis

dorsal shots
only bad ones, I'm afraid. I added three of the better(?) ones.
… Phil Huntley-Franck, 9 November, 2009 - 4:38pm     login or register to post comments

thanx, Phil -- this should help
we'll see which ones to keep once the ID is in
… v belov, 9 November, 2009 - 4:40pm

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)

Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Treated here [following(1)] to exclude Nemonychidae, Attelabidae, Brentidae, and Ithyceridae [treated under Curculionidae in(2)] and to include Scolytinae, Platypodinae, Erirhininae, and Dryophthorinae; the current trend is treat the last two as separate families(3), while the status of Scolytinae & Platypodinae as parts of Curculionidae seems settled

Explanation of Names
Scientific name is from the Latin curculio 'a corn worm'
weevil: from Old English wifel, akin to German Wiebel and Lithuanian vabalas 'beetle'; from Indo-European root *webh- 'to weave, move quickly' (Online Etymology Dictionary)

Arguably, the largest animal family with more than 40,000 species worldwide and 2,500 spp. in ~480 genera of 19 subfamilies in our area (Staphylinidae and/or Ichneumonidae may turn out more speciose.)
Overview of our fauna (DRAFT):
Taxa not yet in the guide: (*) native, (+) non-native.


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