Cordus hospes, copyright Nick Porch.

Belongs within: Brentidae.

The Eremoxenini are a group of weevils often associated with ants. Members are characterised by sexually dimorphic modifications of the head and rostrum, and tarsite 3 is more or less laterally compressed and not bilobed (Zimmerman 1994).

    |  i. s.: CobalocephalusB14
    |         SymmorphocerusB14
    |--Eremoxenus [Eremoxenina]B14
    `--Amorphocephalina [Amorphocephalides, Amorphocephalini]Z94
         |--Amorphocephala coronata (Germar 1817)B14
         |--Ankleineella Zimmerman 1994Z94
         |    |--*A. sulcicollis (Pascoe 1872) [=Amorphocephalus sulcicollis, Kleineella sulcicollis]Z94
         |    |--A. australis (Lacordaire 1866) [=Amorphocephalus australis, Kleineella australis, Mastax australis]Z94
         |    |--A. mniszechi (Power 1878) [=Amorphocephalus mniszechi, Kleineella mniszechi]Z94
         |    `--A. subscripta (Damoiseau 1979) [=Kleineella subscripta]Z94
         |--Kleineella Strand 1918 [incl. Mastax Kleine 1918 non Fischer von Waldheim 1828]Z94
         |    |--*K. barbata (Kleine 1918) [=Mastax barbata; incl. K. piceonitens Kleine 1918]Z94
         |    |--K. bougainvilleiZ94
         |    |--K. compressicornisZ94
         |    |--K. fraternusZ94
         |    |--K. molluccanaZ94
         |    `--K. novaeguineaeZ94
         `--Cordus Schoenherr 1846Z94
              |--*C. hospes Schoenherr 1846Z94
              |--C. acutipennis Power 1878Z94
              |--C. demarzi Damoiseau 1980Z94
              |--C. festus Damoiseau 1980Z94
              |--C. firmus Damoiseau 1980Z94
              |--C. ganglebaurei Senna 1919Z94
              |--C. laevis Damoiseau 1980Z94
              |--C. occidentalis Damoiseau 1980Z94
              |--C. pascoei Power 1873Z94
              |--C. plumipennis Damoiseau 1980Z94
              |--C. queenslandicus Senna 1919Z94
              |--C. recticornis Damoiseau 1980Z94
              |--C. rostralis Damoiseau 1980Z94
              |--C. schoenherri Power 1878Z94
              |--C. ultimus Damoiseau 1980Z94
              |--C. vermiculatus Damoiseau 1980Z94
              `--C. vicinus Senna 1919Z94

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B14] Bouchard, P. (ed.) 2014. The Book of Beetles: A lifesize guide to six hundred of nature’s gems. Ivy Press: Lewes (United Kingdom).

[Z94] Zimmerman, E. C. 1994. Australian Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) vol. 2. Brentidae, Eurhynchidae, Apionidae and a chapter on immature stages by Brenda May. CSIRO Australia.

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