Rhinaria caliginosa, copyright Nick Lambert.

Belongs within: Cyclominae.

The Aterpini are weevils whose larvae are borers in roots or green wood (Marvaldi & Lanteri 2005). The Botany Bay diamond weevil Chrysolopus spectabilis is an Australian species boldly patterned with metallic green spots on a black background that feeds on Acacia species. Pelororhinus species are associated with Myrtaceae (May 1994).

Characters (from Marvaldi & Lanteri 2005, as Aterpinae): Body elongate, pronotum and elytra often oval or parallel-sided in dorsal view, frequently tuberculate. Rostrum stout, subquadrate in cross section. Antennal scrobes lateral, not extended towards venter of rostrum. Frons usually with raised supraocular areas (superciliar arcs present).

<==Aterpini [Aterpides, Aterpinae]
|--Myarda ferrugata Pascoe 1883M86
|--Aparete palpebrosa Pascoe 1871M86
|--Medicasta leucura Pascoe 1870M86
|--Aegorhinus superciliosusZ93, ML05
| |--R. foveatus Pascoe 1870M86
| `--R. ignavus Pascoe 1883M86
| |--I. aethiops Pascoe 1883M86
| `--I. asper Pascoe 1870M86
|--Aesiotes Pascoe 1865M94
| |--*A. notabilis Pascoe 1865M94
| |--A. leucurus Pascoe 1873M94
| `--A. morosus Pascoe 1873M86
|--Rhadinosomus Schoenherr 1840 [Rhadinosominae]M94
| |--*R. acuminatusM94 [=Curculio acuminatusM94, Leptosomus acuminatusB35]
| |--R. impressus Pascoe 1870M86
| `--R. lacordairei Pascoe 1870M94
| |--A. fairburniO81
| |--A. helmsiH15
| |--A. rugosusWH02
| |--A. stephenensisWH02
| `--A. turbottiC88
|--Pelororhinus Schoenherr 1840M94
| |--*P. argentosusM94
| |--P. angustatusM86
| |--P. margaritaceus Erichs. 1842M86
| |--P. pusio [incl. P. variegatus]M86
| `--P. sparsus Germ. 1848M86
| |--A. griseatus Pascoe 1872M86
| |--A. horrensM86
| |--A. rubusM86
| |--A. scoparius Erichs. 1842M86
| |--A. seriatus Boisduval 1835B35
| `--A. tuberculatusM86
|--R. caliginosa Pascoe 1872M86
|--R. cavirostris Pascoe 1883M86
|--R. costata Erichs. 1842M86
|--R. cristataM86
|--R. diversa Pascoe 1883M86
|--R. excavata Dupont in Boisduval 1835B35
|--R. faceta Pascoe 1865M86
|--R. fasciata Pascoe 1873M86
|--R. foveipennis Pascoe 1872M86
|--R. granulosaM86
|--R. grisea Dupont in Boisduval 1835B35
|--R. myrrhata Pascoe 1872M86
|--R. perdix Pascoe 1873M86
|--R. rugosa Dejean in Boisduval 1835B35 [incl. R. lophaM86]
|--R. signifera Pascoe 1883M86
|--R. stellio Pascoe 1865M86
|--R. transversa Dupont in Boisduval 1835B35
`--R. variegata Boisduval 1835B35 [incl. R. maculosaM86]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B35] Boisduval, J. B. 1835. Voyage de Découvertes de l’Astrolabe. Exécuté par ordre du Roi, pendant les années 1826–1827–1828–1829, sous le commandement de M. J. Dumont d’Urville. Faune entomologique de l’océan Pacifique, avec l’illustration des insectes nouveaux recueillis pendant le voyage vol. 2. Coléoptères et autres ordres. J. Tastu: Paris.

[C88] Craw, R. 1988. Continuing the synthesis between panbiogeography, phylogenetic systematics and geology as illustrated by empirical studies on the biogeography of New Zealand and the Chatham Islands. Systematic Zoology 37 (3): 291–310.

[H15] Hedley, C. 1915. Presidential address. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 49 (1): 1–77, pls 1–7.

[ML05] Marvaldi, A. E., & A. A. Lanteri. 2005. Key to higher taxa of South American weevils based on adult characters (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea). Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 78: 65–87.

[M86] Masters, G. 1886. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Part V. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (3): 585–686.

[M94] May, B. M. 1994. An introduction to the immature stages of Australian Curculionoidea. In: Zimmerman, E. C. Australian Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) vol. 2. Brentidae, Eurhynchidae, Apionidae and a chapter on immature stages by Brenda May pp. 365–728. CSIRO Australia.

[O81] O’Brien, C. O. 1981. A. A. Book of New Zealand Wildlife: A guide to the native and introduced animals of New Zealand. Lansdowne Press: Auckland.

[WH02] Worthy, T. H., & R. N. Holdaway. 2002. The Lost World of the Moa: Prehistoric life of New Zealand. Indiana University Press: Bloomington (Indiana).

[Z93] Zimmerman, E. C. 1993. Australian Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) vol. 3. Nanophyidae, Rhynchophoridae, Erirhinidae, Curculionidae: Amycterinae, literature consulted. CSIRO Australia.

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