Apleurus saginatus (Casey, 1891: 182)
Family: Curculionidae
[Cleonis saginatus (Casey, 1891),  more]
Apleurus saginatus image
Michael Shillingburg  
Very robust, convex, the integuments black and rather strongly shining throughout; the vestiture short, broadly squami-form, very dense and persistent throughout; pale ochreous-cinereous in color. Head and beak densely clothed throughout and with large widely scattered punctures, which are not concealed by the vestiture; beak not as long as the prothorax, broadly flattened and without distinct sulcations or carina. Pro-thorax scarcely one-fifth wider than long, the sides feebly convergent from base to apex, strongly tuberculate at apical fourth, the sides thence to the base feebly arcuate; apex truncate, two-thirds as wide as the base, the latter broadly angulate throughout and without distinct scutellar lobe; disk very slightly wider at base than at the subapical tubercles; very broadly, feebly impressed before the scutellum, sparsely, very coarsely foveate, the bottoms of the foveae polished, the interspaces rather strongly, densely punctate; along the middle there is a very narrow opaque but non-pubescent line, the vestiture dense laterally as usual. Elytra one-half longer than wide, two and three-fourths times longer, and, behind the middle, nearly four-fifths wider than the prothorax ; sides nearly straight, obliquely, strongly convergent in apical third, the apex narrowly, arcuately subtruncate; humeri obliquely truncate; disk slightly widest behind the middle, with unimpressed rows of very deep, distinct, moderately large punctures, which, in the small oblique subdenuded spot at basal third, and another nearer the suture behind the middle, become very large and conspicuous; there is also a small denuded spot near the side at basal fourth. Abdomen and legs extremely densely clothed throughout, the small denuded points of the former very sparse. Length 15.5 mm.; width 6.6 mm.
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371