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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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

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

Rhythirrinini

Belongs within: Cyclominae. The Rhythirrinini are weevils whose larvae are either endo- or ectophytic on diverse herbaceous plants and plant organs (Marvaldi & Lanteri 2005). Characters (from Marvaldi & Lanteri 2005, as Rhythirrininae): Head relatively large, not subspherical. Antennal scrobes lateral, not extended towards venter of rostrum. Mandible relatively small, without scar or deciduous process.… Continue reading Rhythirrinini

Curculioninae

Belongs within: Curculionidae.Contains: Derelomini, Rhamphini, Eugnomini, Storeini, Cleogonini, Scolytinae, Cionus, Anthonomus, Ceutorhynchinae, Cossoninae, Tychiini, Curculio, Haplonyx, Orthorhinus, Mesoptillinae, Hylobiini, Conoderinae, Hylesininae, Lixinae, Molytinae. The Curculioninae have been recognised as a subfamily of weevils with a long rostrum. Molecular analyses do not support the historical circumscription of the family, placing its members as non-monophyletic within a… Continue reading Curculioninae

Curculio

Belongs within: Curculioninae. Curculio is a genus of weevils with a thin, elongate rostrum and cone-shaped, vertically moving mandibles. Larvae feed on seeds and galls of Fagaceae, Betulaceae and Juglandaceae. They then bore holes to emerge into soil in which they may live a further two years before maturing to adulthood. Some species are economically… Continue reading Curculio

Tychiini

Belongs within: Curculioninae. The Tychiini are a group of weevils characterised by laterally angled ventrites and scales or setae directed mesad on the pronotum. <==Tychiini [Tychides, Tychiinae]GC-P14 |–Ochryomera Pascoe 1874 [incl. Exochyromera Voss 1937]A02 | `–O. ligustri Warner 1961A02 |–LignyodinaA02 | |–Lignyodes Dejean 1835 (see below for synonymy)A02 | `–Plocetes LeConte 1876 [incl. Dietzia Champion… Continue reading Tychiini

Ceutorhynchinae

Belongs within: Curculioninae.Contains: Ceutorhynchus, Auleutes. The Ceutorhynchini are a group of weevils with a scaly vestiture whose larvae are borers in the stems or crowns of herbaceous plants (Marvaldi & Lanteri 2005). <==Ceutorhynchinae [Ceutorhynchides, Ceutorhynchitae] | i. s.: Barioxyonyx retectus (Peyerimhoff 1925) [incl. B. daghestanicus Korotyaev 1997]HF03 | Mesyoxyonyx syriacus (Schultze 1899)HF03 | Paroxyonyx petrae… Continue reading Ceutorhynchinae

Cranopoeini

Belongs within: Curculioninae. The Cranopoeini are a group of weevils found in Australasia and on Pacific islands whose members produce waxy thoracic and elytral secretions that harden into solid excrescences (Bouchard 2014). Cranopoeini |–Cerocranus extremus Kuschel 2008B14 |–BlastobiusB14 |–CranopoeusB14 |–DocolensB14 |–CranoidesB14 |–OnychomerusB14 |–SpanochelusB14 |–EnneaeusB14 |–SwezeyellaB14 |–FergusoniellaB14 `–CratoscelocisB14 *Type species of generic name indicated References [B14]… Continue reading Cranopoeini

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