Myllocerus

Sri Lankan weevil Myllocerus undatus, from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Belongs within: Cyphicerini.

Myllocerus is an Indo-Australian genus of weevils with a covering of iridescent scales.

Characters (from Anderson 2002): Body length 6.0–7.0 mm; dorsal surface squamate, colour dark brown-black with whitish scales, with irregular pattern created by areas of very small scales allowing integument to show through; scape reaching anterior third of prothorax; mandible with deciduous process or its scar, with three large setae; eye flat, tear-drop shaped; side of prothorax with anterior margin produced into rounded postocular lobe; elytra with humeral angle, base of elytron forming large lobe between scutellum and interval 5; dorsal elytral setae minute; femora each with very large tooth on inner edge distally bearing one or two smaller teeth on distal edge.

Myllocerus Schoenherr 1823 (see below for synonymy)A02
|--M. aphthosus Pascoe 1869M86
|--M. aurifex Pascoe 1869M86
|--M. australis Boisduval 1835M86
|--M. chrysideus Pascoe 1885M86
|--M. cinerascens Pascoe 1869M86
|--M. decretus Pascoe 1869M86
|--M. duplicatus Pascoe 1885M86
|--M. glaucinus Pascoe 1869M86
|--M. gratus Pascoe 1885M86
|--M. herbaceus Pascoe 1869M86
|--M. modestus Pascoe 1885M86
|--M. nasutus Pascoe 1869M86
|--M. pudicus Pascoe 1869M86
|--M. rusticus Pascoe 1869M86
|--M. trepidus Pascoe 1885M86
`--M. undatus Marshall 1916A02

Myllocerus Schoenherr 1823 [incl. Allomycterops Voss 1959, Calomyllocerus Voss 1959, Corigetellus Hoffmann 1964, Exmyllocerus Voss 1937, Hyperstylus Roelofs 1873, Isomyllocerus Marshall 1954, Macrocorynus Schoenherr 1823, Mylloceroversus Hoffmann 1961, Pachymyllocerus Voss 1937, Pseudocanoixus Voss 1958]A02

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[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.

[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.

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