Belongs within: Tenebrionidae. The Ulomini are a pantropical tribe of tenebrionid beetles found in well-rotted wood in forests. The Australian Typhluloma inops lacks eyes and may be a myrmecophile (Matthews & Bouchard 2008). Characters (from Matthews & Bouchard 2008): Oblong, parallel-sided, convex, glabrous, piceous. Total length 4–20 mm. Edge of clypeus more or less straight in middle,… Continue reading Ulomini


Belongs within: Bruchidae. Bruchus is a genus of bean weevils with a large tooth on the lateral margin of the pronotum, and a prominent tooth or angulation on the metafemur (Kingsolver 2002). Bruchus pisorum is a cosmopolitan pest on growing peas and beans (Lawrence & Britton 1991). Characters (from Kingsolver 2002): Pronotum convex, lateral pronotal… Continue reading Bruchus


Belongs within: Chrysomelidae. The Sagrinae are a group of leaf beetles characterised by enlarged hind femora bearing teeth or spines. They are most diverse in Australia with the genus Sagra also found in Africa and Asia (Lawrence & Britton 1991). Characters (from Lawrence & Britton 1991): Length more than 8 mm; head somewhat rostrate, with genae and… Continue reading Sagrinae


Belongs within: Chrysomelidae.Contains: Hispa, Physonota. The Hispinae are a group of leaf beetles with an opisthognathous head and tetramerous tarsi. Members of the tribe Chalepini are narrow-bodied with a rough dorsum bearing coarse, deeply impressed punctation. The Mesomphaliini are broad beetles bearing a broad basal tooth on each of the tarsal claws (Riley et al.… Continue reading Hispinae


Belongs within: Curculioninae.Contains: Cholini, Pissodes, Lithinina, Anchonus, Laemosaccus, Cleonini, Plinthina, Mecistocerini, Cryptorhynchini, Mesoptillini, Hylobiini, Haplonyx, Lixus, Larinus. The Molytinae are a group of weevils characterised by the presence of an uncus on all tibiae (Marvaldi & Lanteri 2005). As commonly recognised, this subfamily is likely to be polyphyletic and requires revision. Tranes and related genera are… Continue reading Molytinae

Categorised as Molytinae


Belongs within: Cyclominae.Contains: Peritelini, Sciaphilini, Pachyrhynchini, Eupholini, Alophini, Polydrusini, Brachyderini, Cyphicerini, Otiorhynchini, Tropiphorini, Trachyphloeini, Phyllobiini, Tanymecini, Eustylini, Geonemini, Leptopiini, Naupactini. The Entiminae, broad-nosed weevils, have a shorter, broader snout than most other weevils. They typically bear a deciduous process on the mandibles that breaks off shortly after emergence, leaving a distinct scar. The apex of… Continue reading Entiminae


Belongs within: Entiminae. The Otiorhynchini are broad-nosed weevils with free claws and scrobes completely visible from above. The vine weevil Otiorhynchus sulcatus is a pest of garden plants that has become widespread in association with humans. <==OtiorhynchiniM94 |–Agronus Horn 1876A02 |–Phlyctinus Schoenherr 1826M94 | `–*P. callosus Boheman in Schoenherr 1834M94 |–Sciopithes Horn 1876A02 | `–S.… Continue reading Otiorhynchini


Belongs within: Entiminae. The Leptopiini are a tribe of broad-nosed weevils found across the Southern Hemisphere. Many are ornate forms bearing spinose processes on the elytra. Adults of Leptopius, wattle pigs, feed on leaves of Acacia. Larvae of Leptopius squalidus also damage the roots of apple trees (Britton 1970). <==Leptopiini [Leptopsides]M94 |–Scotasmus carinirostris Bohem. 1862M86… Continue reading Leptopiini

Palmatolepis (Palmatolepis)

Belongs within: Palmatolepis. The type subgenus of Palmatolepis includes those Famennian species in which the S3–4 elements have a reduced bipennate morphology (Donoghue 2001). The baitfish of the Late Devonian Published 13 May 2024 Towards the end of the Devonian period, the pelagic zone of the sea was dominated by Palmatolepis. Over 100 species have… Continue reading Palmatolepis (Palmatolepis)


Belongs within: Conilurini. Pseudomys is an Australian genus of mice that typically have dorsally dark and ventrally pale tails (Watts & Aslin 1981). Characters (from Watts & Aslin 1981): Mouse- to rat-sized; fur soft, thick; tail hairy, tapering, often darker on upper surface than lower; incisors backward-pointing, not notched; first upper molar shorter than second… Continue reading Pseudomys

Categorised as Glires