Gerstaeckeria basalis (LeConte, 1876)
Family: Curculionidae
Gerstaeckeria basalis image
Lourdes Chamorro  

-         Similar to the preceding (A.nobilis), but smaller and less robust. Beak more strongly punctured, carinate; head covered with pale scales, extending half way upon the beak, front channeled. Prothorax with small, scattered spots of pale scales. Elytra with the suture, a transverse band at the base, enclosing a black humeral spot, and some scattered small spots of pale brown scales; striae composed of more approximate quadrate punctures, interspaces except the two outer ones convex. Body beneath more coarsely and deeply punctured than in A. nobilis, and thinly clothed with pale scales, rather more dense at the sides of the ventral segments. Legs annulated.


Length 5.5 mm.; 0.22 inch.

 

Gerstaeckeria basalis image
Michael Shillingburg  
Gerstaeckeria basalis image
Lourdes Chamorro  
Gerstaeckeria basalis image
Michael Shillingburg  
Gerstaeckeria basalis image
Lourdes Chamorro  
The National Science Foundation
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