Parascythopus intrusus

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Parascythopus intrusus (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Nick Block
Source: BugGuide

Parascythopus intrusus (Kôno, 1948) - (arborvitae weevil)

This wevil is native to eastern Asia. Since the 1940s it has been recorded from North America and actually described from there. It has been also recorded from Norway in 2009 (Ødegaard et Berggren, 2010). The weevil feeds on coniferous trees of the family Cupressaceae, particularly trees of the genera Thuja and Thujopsis. The adults are around 5 mm long and resemble a species of the genus Phyllobius. P. intrusus has been previously classified under that genus.

Vernacular names
• English: arborvitae weevil
• Français: charançon du thuya

Phyllobius intrusus