Sitona

Belongs within: Entiminae. Sitona is a genus of weevils associated with herbaceous species of Fabaceae (Anderson 2002). Characters (from Anderson 2002): Mandible large, hemispherical externally, inner surface slightly cupped; surface of mandible densely squamate except narrow median edge glabrous; mandible without deciduous process; bccal cavity large, maxillary palpus fully or mostly exposed; scrobes lateral; rostrum… Continue reading Sitona

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Phalidura

Belongs within: Cyclominae. Phalidura is a genus of amycterine weevils in which the rostrum bears a pair of medial carinae ending at the rostrum’s base. Males often have the lateral sections of the eighth sternite extended into a pair of protruding appendages or forceps. Males may also stridulate by rubbing coarse transverse carinae on the… Continue reading Phalidura

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Cyclominae

Belongs within: Entiminae.Contains: Listroderina, Aterpini, Phalidura, Talaurinus, Sclerorinus, Acantholophus, Cubicorhynchus, Mythites. The Cyclominae are a group of weevils with a relatively short snout, lacking a deciduous process or scars on the mandibles, and well-developed postocular lobes (Anderson 2002). Subgroups include the Amycterini, an Australian assemblage of flightless, often grotesque weevils with seven-segmented antennal funicles and… Continue reading Cyclominae

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Talaurinus

Belongs within: Cyclominae. Talaurinus is a genus of amycterine weevils bearing two medial carinae on the rostrum. The genus has been divided between sections on the basis of the elytral sculpture but the significance of these divisions is questionable (Zimmerman 1993). <==Talaurinus Macleay 1865Z93 |–*T. typicus Macleay 1865Z93 |–T. acromialis Ferguson 1912Z93 |–T. acutipennis Ferguson… Continue reading Talaurinus

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Sclerorinus

Belongs within: Cyclominae. Sclerorinus is a genus of amycterine weevils with a single median carina along the rostrum. Species are often variable in sculpture and many require revision (Zimmerman 1993). <==Sclerorinus Macleay 1865 [=Sclerorhinus (l. c.), Sclerorrhinus (l. c.)]Z93 |–*S. adelaidae Macleay 1865 (see below for synonymy)Z93 |–S. albovittatus Ferguson 1914Z93 |–S. amycteroides Ferguson 1914Z93… Continue reading Sclerorinus

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Cubicorhynchus

Belongs within: Cyclominae. Cubicorhynchus is an Australian genus of weevils in which the head is typically separated from the rostrum by a conspicuous transverse sulcus between the anterior margins of the supraocular horns, the eyes are ovoid and the antennal scapes do not extend much beyond the caudal margins of the eyes. They are typically… Continue reading Cubicorhynchus

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Acantholophus

Belongs within: Cyclominae. Acantholophus is an Australian genus of often heavily spinose weevils. It may be divided between two sections, one of which has the head separated from the rostrum by an intercristal ridge and possesses postocular lobes on the pronotum, whereas the other has a transverse sulcus between head and rostrum and postocular lobes… Continue reading Acantholophus

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Mythites

Belongs within: Cyclominae. Mythites is a genus of rugose weevils in which the rostrum is gaping, the scape reaches caudad of the middle of the eyes, but not as far as the pronotum, the second and third antennal funicular segments are similar in form and narrower than the apex of the scape, and there are… Continue reading Mythites

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Hyperinae

Belongs within: Entiminae.Contains: Hypera. The Hyperinae are weevils with ectophytic larvae found on the leaves of dicotyledons and constructing loose cocoons for pupation (Marvaldi & Lanteri 2005). Characters (from Marvaldi & Lanteri 2005): Head relatively small, subspherical. Eyes transversely oval (transverse diameter greater than antero-posterior diameter). Rostrum rather robust, densely and uniformly setose. Vestiture with… Continue reading Hyperinae

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Hypera

Belongs within: Hyperinae. Hypera is a genus of weevils with larvae feeding externally on leaves and constructing loosely woven cocoons (Anderson 2002). Characters (from Anderson 2002): Snout short, lacking deciduous processes and associated scars; pronotum lacking a postocular lobe; at least some scales on body bifid. <==Hypera Germar 1817 (see below for synonymy)A02 |–H. acaciae… Continue reading Hypera

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