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Family Brentidae - Primitive Weevils

White Clover Weevil - Ischnopterapion virens Apioninae? - Trichapion porcatum Zeugonyx sabinae Notman - Zeugonyx sabinae mystery beetle - Arrhenodes minutus Straight-snouted Weevil - Perapion curtirostre Chrysapion auctum Trichapion oblitum (Smith) - Trichapion oblitum - female Nanodactylus obesulus Blatchley - Nanodactylus obesulus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Brentidae (Primitive Weevils)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apionidae, Cyladidae, Eurhynchidae, Nanophyidae, Ithyceridae
classification proposed in(1) and adopted in(2) will be implemented in the Guide soon
Explanation of Names
Brentidae Billberg 1820
Numbers
ca. 150 spp. in 32 genera in our area(3), ~4000 spp. in ~400 genera total(4)
Overview of our faunaFamily Brentidae
Subfamily Brentinae
Subfamily Cyladinae Cylas
Subfamily Apioninae
Incertae sedis Apionion · Coelocephalapion
Range
worldwide and throughout NA
Works Cited
1.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
4.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.