Rhyssomatus lineaticollis

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Rhyssomatus lineaticollis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Superfamily: Curculionoidea
Family: Curculionidae
Subfamily: Molytinae
Genus: Rhyssomatus
Species: R. lineaticollis
Binomial name
Rhyssomatus lineaticollis
(Say, 1824)

Rhyssomatus lineaticollis (milkweed stem weevil) is a species of weevil whose adults feed on the stems of the common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca.[1] It is also destructive to the rare and threatened milkweed species Asclepias meadii.[2]


  1. ^ "Species Rhyssomatus lineaticollis". Retrieved October 15, 2008. 
  2. ^ Betz, R. F. (1989). Ecology of Mead's milkweed (Asclepias meadii) Torrey. in Proceedings of the 11th North American Prairie Conference; 1989; University of Nebraska, Lincoln. p 187-191.