Phalidura exasperata, from Insects of Tasmania.

Belongs within: Cyclominae.

Phalidura is a genus of amycterine weevils in which the rostrum bears a pair of medial carinae ending at the rostrum’s base. Males often have the lateral sections of the eighth sternite extended into a pair of protruding appendages or forceps. Males may also stridulate by rubbing coarse transverse carinae on the seventh abdominal tergite against the edges of the elytra (Zimmerman 1993).

<==Phalidura Fischer von Waldheim 1823 (see below for synonymy)Z93
|--*P. reticulata (Boisduval 1835) (see below for synonymy)Z93
|--P. abnormis Macleay 1865 [=Psalidura abnormis; incl. Ps. assimilis Ferguson 1909, Ph. assimilis]Z93
|--P. amplicollis Ferguson 1909 [=Psalidura amplicollis]Z93
|--P. amplipennis Ferguson 1909 [=Psalidura amplipennis]Z93
|--P. anthracoides (Ferguson 1921) [=Talaurinus anthracoides]Z93
|--P. brevicauda Ferguson 1914 [=Psalidura brevicauda]Z93
|--P. breviformis Ferguson 1909 (see below for synonymy)Z93
|--P. carteri Ferguson 1909 [=Psalidura carteri]Z93
|--P. caudata Macleay 1865 [=Psalidura caudata; incl. Ps. grandis Ferguson 1909, Phalidura grandis]Z93
|--P. cultrata Ferguson 1909 [=Psalidura cultrata]Z93
|--P. cuneicaudata Ferguson 1909 [=Psalidura cuneicaudata]Z93
|--P. decipiens Dohrn 1872 [=Psalidura decipiens]Z93
|--P. durvillei (Boheman 1843) [=Amycterus durvillei, Psalidura durvillei]Z93
|--P. elongata Macleay 1865 (see below for synonymy)Z93
|--P. exasperata (Erichson 1842) [=Amycterus exasperatus, Prophalidura exasperata, Talaurinus exasperatus]Z93
|--P. falciformis Macleay 1865 [=Psalidura falciformis]Z93
|--P. fergusoni (Sharp 1920) [=*Eustatius fergusoni]Z93
|--P. flavosetosa Ferguson 1909 [=Psalidura flavosetosa]Z93
|--P. flavovaria Ferguson 1909 [=Psalidura flavovaria]Z93
|--P. forficulata Macleay 1865 (see below for synonymy)Z93
|--P. foveata Macleay 1865 [=Psalidura foveata]Z93
|--P. frenchi Ferguson 1909 [=Psalidura frenchi, Ps. penchi (l. c.)]Z93
|--P. helmsi Ferguson 1914 [=Psalidura helmsi]Z93
|--P. hopsoni Ferguson 1921 [=Psalidura hopsoni]Z93
|--P. kosciuskoana Ferguson 1909 [=Psalidura kosciuskoana]Z93
|--P. leai Ferguson 1915 [=Psalidura leai]Z93
|--P. mastersii Macleay 1865 [=Psalidura mastersii; incl. Ps. vestita Ferguson 1915, Phalidura vestita]Z93
|--P. metasternalis Ferguson 1909 [=Phalidura metasternalis]Z93
|--P. mira (Boheman 1843) (see below for synonymy)Z93
|--P. mirabilis (Kirby 1819) (see below for synonymy)Z93
|--P. miracula Macleay 1865 [=Psalidura miracula; incl. Ps. approximata Ferguson 1909, Phalidura approximata]Z93
|--P. monticola Ferguson 1909 [=Psalidura monticola]Z93
|--P. morbillosa (Boisduval 1835) (see below for synonymy)Z93
|--P. orthodoxa (Lea 1910) [=Talaurinus orthodoxus; incl. T. melancholicus Lea 1911]Z93
|--P. panduriformis (Ferguson 1912) [=Talaurinus panduriformis]Z93
|--P. perlata Ferguson 1909 [=Psalidura perlata; incl. Ps. flavescens Ferguson 1914]Z93
|--P. postica (Boisduval 1835) [=Amycterus posticus, Psalidura postica]Z93
|--P. rayneri (Macleay 1865) (see below for synonymy)Z93
|--P. riverinae (Macleay 1865) (see below for synonymy)Z93
|--P. rufipes (Blackburn 1896) [=Talaurinus rufipes]Z93
|--P. sloanei Ferguson 1909 (see below for synonymy)Z93
|--P. squalida (Boheman 1843) [=Amycterus squalidus, Psalidura squalida]Z93
|--P. subcostata Macleay 1865 [=Psalidura subcostata]Z93
|--P. sublaevigata Ferguson 1909 [=Psalidura sublaevigata]Z93
|--P. sulcipennis Ferguson 1909 [=Psalidura sulcipennis]Z93
|--P. taylori Ferguson 1914 [=Psalidura taylori]Z93
|--P. tenebricosa (Ferguson 1912) [=Talaurinus tenebricosus]Z93
|--P. tessellata (Pascoe 1874) (see below for synonymy)Z93
|--P. tomentosa (Boisduval 1835) (see below for synonymy)Z93
|--P. variegata (Macleay 1865) [=Talaurinus variegatus]Z93
|--P. variolosa Ferguson 1909 [=Psalidura variolosa]Z93
`--P. wilcoxii Macleay 1865 [=Psalidura wilcoxii; incl. Ps. intermedia Ferguson 1914, Phalidura intermedia]Z93

Nomina nuda: Amycterus maculosus Schoenherr 1847Z93
Palidura rubrolineata Hope in Dohrn 1871Z93

Phalidura Fischer von Waldhein 1823 [=Psalidura Erichson 1842; incl. Amycterus Schoenherr 1826, Aphalidura Sharp 1920, Eustatius Sharp 1929, Prophalidura Sharp 1920]Z93

Phalidura breviformis Ferguson 1909 [=Psalidura breviformis, Aphalidura breviformis; incl. Ps. irrasa Ferguson 1914, Phalidura irrasa]Z93

Phalidura elongata Macleay 1865 [=Psalidura elongata; incl. Ps. affinis Ferguson 1921, Phalidura affinis, Ps. montana Macleay 1865, Ph. montana, Ps. squamigera Macleay 1865, Ph. squamigera, Ps. subvittata Macleay 1865, Ph. subvittata]Z93

Phalidura forficulata Macleay 1865 [=Psalidura forficulata; incl. Talaurinus incertus Macleay 1865, Ps. mitchellii Macleay 1865, Phalidura mitchelli, Talaurinus phrynos Pascoe 1874]Z93

Phalidura mira (Boheman 1843) [=Amycterus mirus, Psalidura mira; incl. Ps. mira var. edenensis Ferguson 1914, A. paradoxus Sturm 1843, Ps. mirifica Macleay 1865]Z93

Phalidura mirabilis (Kirby 1819) [=Curculio mirabilis, Amycterus mirabilis, Psalidura mirabilis; incl. Am. crenatus Boisduval 1835, Ps. crenata, Ps. crenulata (l. c.), Ps. helyi Macleay 1865, Ps. howittii Macleay 1865, Amycterus impressus Boisduval 1835, *Aphalidura impressa, Psalidura impressa, Amycterus mirabundus Gyllenhal 1834, Ps. mirabunda]Z93

Phalidura morbillosa (Boisduval 1835) [=Amycterus morbillosus, Prophalidura morbillosa, Psalidura morbillosa, Talaurinus morbillosus; incl. T. m-elevatus Lea 1911, T. turneri Ferguson 1914]Z93

Phalidura rayneri (Macleay 1865) [=Talaurinus rayneri; incl. T. ambiguus Macleay 1865, T. dubius Macleay 1865, T. ambiguus var. dubius]Z93

*Phalidura reticulata (Boisduval 1835) [=Amycterus reticulatus; incl. Psalidura cancellata Ferguson 1909, Ps. costipennis Ferguson 1909, Ps. coxii Macleay 1865, Amycterus gyllenhali Dohrn 1871, Curculio mirabilis Fischer von Waldheim 1823 non Kirby 1819, *A. mirabilis, Phalidura mirabilis, Psalidura mirabilis, Ps. rufilineata Macleay 1865, Ps. rufolineata (l. c.), Amycterus talpa Schoenherr ms, Ps. verrucosa Macleay 1865]Z93

Phalidura riverinae (Macleay 1865) [=Talaurinus riverinae, *Prophalidura riverinae; incl. T. granulatus Ferguson 1915, Pr. granulata, T. maculatus Macleay 1865, Pr. truncata Sharp 1920]Z93

Phalidura sloanei Ferguson 1909 [=Psalidura sloanei, Aphalidura sloanei; incl. Amycterus mannerheimi Schoenherr 1846 (n. n.), Phalidura mannerheimi]Z93

Phalidura tessellata (Pascoe 1874) [=Talaurinus tessellatus, Prophalidura tessellata, Schlerorhinus tessellatus, Schlerorrhinus tessellatus]Z93

Phalidura tomentosa (Boisduval 1835) [=Amycterus tomentosus, Talaurinus tomentosus; incl. A. morbillosus Erichson 1842 non Boisduval 1835, T. penicillatus Macleay 1865, Prophalidura penicillata]Z93

*Type species of generic name indicated


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

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