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Family Brentidae - Primitive Weevils

Unknown Beetle - Arrhenodes minutus - male Citrus Weevil - Neotropion xanthoxyli Tiny Metallic Blue-Green Weevil - Ischnopterapion virens - female Coleoptera - Coelocephalapion perminutum Apionine - Trichapion small beetle - Arrhenodes minutus Loborhynchapion cyanitinctum - female Nanodactylus obesulus Blatchley - Nanodactylus obesulus
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
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
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.