Belongs within: Molytinae.Contains: Cophes, Cryptorhynchina, Gasterocercini, Echinodera, Acalles, Kyklioacalles, Torneumatini, Arachnopodini, Mecistostylina, Trigonopterus, Poropterus. The Cryptorhynchinae are a group of weevils typically characterised by a well-developed pectoral canal (into which the rostrum may be reposed) and developed unci on the tibiae. The pectoral canal usually ends in a receptacle on the mesosternum (Riedel et al.… Continue reading Cryptorhynchinae


Belongs within: Cryptorhynchinae. Poropterus is a diverse genus of flightless weevils found in Australasia. <==Poropterus Schönherr 1844M62 |–P. abstersusMas86 |–P. antiquusMas86 |–P. bisignatus Pascoe 1872Mas86 |–P. chevrolati Waterh. 1853Mas86 |–P. concretus Pascoe 1885Mac86 |–P. conifer (Erichs. 1842)Mas86 [=Acalles coniferB90; incl. P. prodigus Pascoe 1873B90, Mas86] |–P. ellipticus Pascoe 1871Mas86 |–P. exitiosus Pascoe 1871Mas86 |–P. flexuosus… Continue reading Poropterus


Belongs within: Cryptorhynchinae. Acalles is a genus of fairly generalised cryptorhynchine weevils found in the western Palaearctic, with less reliably assigned species from elsewhere in the Holarctic realm (Astrin & Stüben 2008). <==Acalles Schoenherr 1825 (see below for synonymy)A02 |–*A. camelus (Fabricius 1792)AS08 |–A. fallax Bohman 1844AS08 |–A. lemur (Germar 1824)AS08 |–A. papei Solari &… Continue reading Acalles


Belongs within: Cryptorhynchina. Cryptorhynchus is a genus of weevils often associated with dead or dying trees (Anderson 2002). Characters (from Anderson 2002): Pronotum not produced over head, head visible in dorsal view; rostrum more or less evenly curved; mandible prominent when closed, with obvious acute tooth on inner margin, angle between basal and apical cusps… Continue reading Cryptorhynchus