Acalles minimus Blatchley, 1916
Family: Curculionidae
Acalles minimus image
Michael Shillingburg  
Oval, rather slender. Black, thickly clothed with sooty and paler brown scales, the latter forming a narrow median line and some scattered dots on thorax and a larger median basal blotch and some small widely scattered spots on elytra; antennae, tibiae and tarsi reddish-brown. Beak as in sylvosus. Thorax longer than wide, sides feebly rounded, disc not constricted in front, coarsely and rather sparsely punctate. Elytra regularly oval, sides broadly curved; striae shallow, rather coarsely, not closely punctate; intervals as wide as the punctures, feebly convex, their setae short, recurved, clavate. Length 2.1-2.3 mm.

Lake Okeechobee and Lemon City, Fla.; Feb. 28-March 22. Form of clavatus but smaller, devoid of the white markings of that species and with much finer elytral punctures.

This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371