Lithinina

Atelicus atrophus, copyright Peter Crofts.

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, Diabathrariinae, Diabathrariini, Lithinini]L20
|--Strongylorhinus Schoenherr 1847M94
| |--*S. ochraceus Schoenherr 1847M94
| `--S. clarki Marshall 1930M94
|--AromagisM86
| |--A. echinataM86
| `--A. horrens Pascoe 1883M86
`--AtelicusM86
|--A. abruptus Pascoe 1882M86
|--A. atrophus Pascoe 1870M86
|--A. crassipes Pascoe 1882M86
|--A. ferrugineus Waterh. 1862M86
|--A. guttatus Pascoe 1870M86
|--A. inaequalis Waterh. 1862M86
`--A. miniatus Pascoe 1872M86

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[L20] Legalov, A. A. 2020. Annotated key to weevils of the world. Part 4. Subfamilies Erirhininae, Dryophthorinae and Cossoninae (Curculionidae). Ukrainian Journal of Ecology 10 (2): 319–331.

[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.

[M94] May, B. M. 1994. An introduction to the immature stages of Australian Curculionoidea. In: Zimmerman, E. C. Australian Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) vol. 2. Brentidae, Eurhynchidae, Apionidae and a chapter on immature stages by Brenda May pp. 365–728. CSIRO Australia.

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