Hypera meles, copyright Andrey Ponomarev.

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 Pascoe 1873M86
    |--H. brunneipennis (Boheman 1834)A02
    |--H. denominandaC01
    |--H. grandini Capiomont 1868HF03
    |--H. immunda Petri 1901HF03
    |--H. isabellina Boheman 1834HF03
    |--H. meles (Fabricius 1792)HF03
    |--H. nigrirostris (Fabricius 1775)A02
    |--H. pedestrisC01
    |--H. plantaginisV09
    |--H. postica (Gyllenhal 1813)A02
    |--H. punctata (Fabricius 1775)A02
    |--H. rumicis (Linnaeus 1758)A02
    |--H. scapularisC01
    |--H. tumida Capiom 1868G89
    `--H. variabilisC01

Hypera Germar 1817 [incl. Antidonus Bedel 1886, Boreohypera Korotyaev 1999, Dapalinus Capiomont 1868, Eririnomorphus Capiomont 1868, Heteromorphus Petri 1901, Phytonomidius Capiomont 1868, Spongifer Petri 1901, Tigrinellus Capiomont 1868]A02

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A02] Anderson, R. S. 2002. Curculionidae Latreille 1802. In: Arnett, R. H., Jr, M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley & J. H. Frank (eds) American Beetles vol. 2. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea pp. 722–815. CRC Press.

[C01] Csiki, E. 1901. Bogarak [Coleopteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 75–120. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[G89] Gestro, R. 1889. Viaggio ab Assab nel Mar Rosso dei signori G. Doria ed O. Beccari con il R. Avviso “Esploratore” dal 16 Novembre 1879 al 26 Febbraio 1880.—IV. Coleotteri. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a, 7: 5–72.

[HF03] Halperin, J., & J. Fremuth. 2003. Contribution to the knowledge of Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) and their host plants in Israel. Zoology in the Middle East 29: 93–100.

[M86] Masters, G. 1886. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Part V. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (3): 585–686.

[V09] Verdcourt, B. (ed.) 2009. Additions to the wild fauna and flora of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. XXVI. Miscellaneous records. Kew Bulletin 64 (1): 183–194.

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