|scientific name Cleonidius puberulus |
A grassland species, elevations of 1369-2607 m (Anderson 1987).
Adults active April through October (Anderson 1987).
Rostrum quite broad (Anderson 1987, Fig. 147b). Hind leg tarsi with small hairy pads on the ventral surface (Anderson 1987). Hindwing less than half elytra length (Anderson 1987).
Sympatric with C. frontalis (Anderson 1987). Sister species to C. infrequens which occurs in the USA (Anderson 1987). Cleonidius larvae mine plant roots (Anderson 1987).
Cleonidius puberulus is not listed with COSEWIC or Alberta species at risk.
No definitive hosts known but has been associated with Cruciferae (Anderson 1987).
Recorded in the southernmost part of Alberta and Manitoba, continuing south through Wyoming and Colorado (Anderson 1987).
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