West indian cane weevil - Metamasius hemipterus
Effective: April 2, 2013
Taxonomic Position: Coleoptera : Curculionidae
Pest Type: Insects
This pest is a member of the following lists:

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This datasheet represents an Approved Method for: 2015, 2016, 2017
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Mistaken Identities:
  1. Anderson, R. S. 2002a. Classification of the Nearctic Curculionidae. I. Dryophthorinae Schoenherr 1825. Pp. 728-730. In R. H. Arnett, Jr. et. al., eds. American Beetles, Vol. 2: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press, Boca Raton. 861 pp.
  2. Anderson, R. S. 2002b. The Dryophthoridae of Costa Rica and Panama: Checklist with keys, new synonymy and descriptions of new species of Cactophagus, Mesocordylus, Metamasius and Rhadobaenus (Coleoptera; Curculionoidea). Zootaxa 80: 1-94.
  3. Brodel, C.F. 2002. A key to domestic and PPQ-intercepted genera of Dryophthorinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). USDA-APHIS-PPQ, Miami, FL. 6 pp.
  4. Floyd, J. 2012. Protocol for Preparing and Forwarding Suspect South American Palm Weevil from Survey Traps for Confirmation and to Maximize Red Ring Nematode Detection. USDA-APHIS-PPQ.
  5. Larson, B., J. H. Frank, and O. R. Creel. 2001. Florida bromeliad weevil, Metamasius mosieri Barber (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae) (updated 2010). Featured Creatures. University of Florida, IFAS. EENY-209. Accessed April 19, 2013 from: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/m_mosieri.htm.
  6. O'Brien, C. W. and M. C. Thomas. 1990. The species of Metamasius in Florida (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, Entomology Circular, 330.
  7. USDA-APHIS-PPQ-EDP. 2010. New Pest Response Guidelines: Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus.Riverdale, Maryland.
  8. Vaurie, P. 1966. A revision of the Neotropical genus Metamasius (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Rhynchophorinae) species groups I and II. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 131(3): 132 pp.
  9. Woodruff, R. E. and R. M. Baranowski. 1985. Metamasius hemipterus (Linnaeus) recently established in Florida. Florida Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry, Entomology Circular 272: 1-4.