Curculionidae

Belongs within: Phytophaga.Contains: Alcidides, Acicneminae, Brachycerini, Tanysphyrini, Platypodinae, Dryophthorinae, Bagoinae, Erirhinina, Sitonini, Hyperinae, Cyclominae, Curculioninae. The Curculionidae are the largest family of weevils, distinguished by geniculate (elbowed) antennae with an elongate scape. Members of the family typically possess an elongate rostrum though this is relatively short in some subfamilies such as the Entiminae and absent… Continue reading Curculionidae

Molytinae

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

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Categorised as Molytinae

Entiminae

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

Otiorhynchini

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

Leptopiini

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

Eugnomini

Belongs within: Curculioninae. The Eugnomini are pollen-feeding weevils whose larvae live in various live or decaying plant tissues (Marvaldi & Lanteri 2005). Characters (from Marvaldi & Lanteri 2005, as Eugnominae): Antennal scrobes extended towards venter of rostrum. Phanerognathous (maxillae exposed at sides of prementum). Eyes very prominent. Head relatively large, not subspherical, usually markedly prolonged… Continue reading Eugnomini

Lixinae

Belongs within: Curculioninae.Contains: Lixus, Larinus. The Lixinae are relatively large weevils often associated with arid habitats (Anderson 2002). Characters (from Anderson 2002): Large weevils, often grey or otherwise dull in colour and scale patter; rostrum short and wide or long and slender; labial palpi short, globular, telescoping, of three articles but appearing composed of one… Continue reading Lixinae

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Gonipterini

Belongs within: Cyclominae. The Gonipterinae are broad-bodied, short-snouted weevils whose larvae are external feeders on foliage. The dorsal surface of larvae is variously modified for camouflage, and the venter is modified to adhere to the leaf surface (May 1994). Gonipterini [Gonipterides, Gonipterinae] |–Minia opalescens Pascoe 1883M86 |–Bryachus Pascoe 1870M94 | |–*B. subfasciatus (Lacordaire 1863)M94, M86… Continue reading Gonipterini

Aterpini

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… Continue reading Aterpini

Lithinina

Belongs within: Molytinae. The Lithinina are a group of weevils with a relatively short, broad rostrum found in Africa and Australasia. Larvae of Strongylorhinus ochraceus live gregariously in large galls on flooded gum Eucalyptus rudis. Galls may contain up to 100 larvae, and larvae may take up to two years to develop (May 1994). <==Lithinina [Diabathrariides,… Continue reading Lithinina