Anthonomus decipiens LeConte, 1876
Family: Curculionidae
[Anthonomus affinis ,  more]
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Michael Shillingburg  
Rather elongate, brown, densely clothed with large gray scales; prothorax indistinctly striped; elytra with a darker lateral cloud behind the middle. Beak slender, curved, longer than the head and prothorax, naked, punctured, substriate near the base; head punctured, clothed with fine scales. Prothorax one-third wider than long, narrowed from the base, rounded on the sides, densely punctured. Elytra a little wider than the prothorax; sides parallel, then obliquely narrowed and rounded to the tips, which entirely cover the pygidium; striae strongly punctured, interspaces nearly flat. Legs testaceous, front thighs toothed, hind thighs not toothed; claws toothed, with the teeth nearly connate; antennae testaceous, funicle 6-jointed, first joint elongate, second joint nearly as long, but thinner. Length 2 mm.; 0.08 inch.

Texas, Belfrage; one specimen. Has quite the appearance of a Smicronyx. The last ventral segment is a little longer than the fourth, and is marked with a large shallow rounded impression. There are some white markings upon the elytra of which a narrow scutellar spot and a line upon the sixth interspace from the base to the middle are most obvious.

Anthonomus decipiens image
Anthonomus decipiens image
Ashton Smith  
Anthonomus decipiens image
Ashton Smith  
Anthonomus decipiens image
Ashton Smith  
Anthonomus decipiens image
Michael Shillingburg  
Anthonomus decipiens image
Anthonomus decipiens image
Ashton Smith  
Anthonomus decipiens image
Ashton Smith  
Anthonomus decipiens image
Anthonomus decipiens image
Ashton Smith  
Anthonomus decipiens image
Ashton Smith  
Anthonomus decipiens image
Ashton Smith  
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