Apleurus albovestitus

Apleurus albovestitus weevil beetle photo © by Mike Plagens

Found crawling high on a sand dune in Mohawk Valley. 20 Feb. 2016.

Curculionidae -- Weevil Family

These beetles appear to be associated mostly with woody plants in the composite family, Asteraceae. But, also those that grow in deep sandy soil as on sand dunes or near flood plains. Identification of this specimen photo was provided by Charlie O'Brien with the help of Margarethe Brummerman.

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