Mythites

Mythites tuberculatus, copyright Simon Grove.

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 distinct postocular lobes on the pronotum (Zimmerman 1993).

<==Mythites Schoenherr 1847 [incl. Acanthomus Germar 1848]Z93
    |--*M. tuberculatus Schoenherr 1846Z93
    |--M. arboricola Ferguson 1923Z93
    |--M. asperatus Pascoe 1872Z93
    |--M. basalis (Boisduval 1835) (see below for synonymy)Z93
    |--M. coxi Ferguson 1923Z93
    |--M. foveipennis Lea 1910Z93
    |--M. frater Lea 1910Z93
    |--M. granulatus Lea 1911Z93
    |--M. montanus Ferguson 1923Z93
    |--M. perfossus (Germar 1849) [=*Acanthomus perfossus; incl. M. degener Pascoe 1872]Z93
    |--M. poropteroides Lea 1910Z93
    |--M. rugosus Ferguson 1923Z93
    `--M. sulcicollis (Germar 1848) [=Acanthomus sulcicollis]Z93

Mythites basalis (Boisduval 1835) [=Amycterus basalis, Euomus basalis; incl. Mythites basalis var. nodosus Ferguson 1923, M. basalis var. obliteratus Ferguson 1923]Z93

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[Z93] Zimmerman, E. C. 1993. Australian Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) vol. 3. Nanophyidae, Rhynchophoridae, Erirhinidae, Curculionidae: Amycterinae, literature consulted. CSIRO Australia.

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