Cleonidius canescens (LeConte, 1876)
Family: Curculionidae
Cleonidius canescens image
Michael Shillingburg  

Black, clothed with extremely fine and short, almost pruinose pubescence. Beak very stout, slightly thickened at tip, shorter than the prothorax, coarsely punctured, strongly carinate; carina abbreviated one-fourth from the tip, which is not emarginate, ending behind in a frontal puncture. Prothorax a little wider than long, sides nearly parallel, suddenly rounded and narrowed at the tip, which is feebly impressed at the sides, base broadly bisinuate, middle lobe feebly angulated, basal angles obtuse and rounded, disc densely punctulate, sparsely and very coarsely punctured, basal concavity deep, extending nearly to the middle. Elytra with rounded humeri, a little wider than the prothorax, sides parallel, then obliquely narrowed, tip obtusely rounded, semicircularly deeply impressed around the scutellum, which is small and deeply placed, front end of suture elevated, forming a small cusp; striae composed of large distant punctures, interspaces flat, scarcely wider than the space between the individual punctures of the rows, slightly mottled with dots of denser whitish pubescence, and spots of a darker color. Beneath more coarsely and densely gray-pubescent, with large black punctures. Hind tarsi longer than the others, first joint longer than the second, third broader, bilobed, with the lobes spongy beneath, broadly grooved at the middle.


Length 10.0 mm.; 0.40 inch.

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