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Superfamily Curculionoidea - Snout and Bark Beetles

weevil - Polydrusus formosus Lepyrus gemellus gemellus - Lepyrus gemellus Strophosoma? - Sciaphilus asperatus Tiny weevil - Haplorhynchites aeneus Pseudobaris sobrina Blatchley - Pseudobaris sobrina Larinus planus - male - female Curculionidae - Notaris aethiops Ash seed predator - Lignyodes
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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
the Ithyceridae is now a subfamily of Brentidae; and Erirhininae & Raymondionyminae, subfamilies of Brachyceridae(1)
Numbers
6-8 families in NA (~3000 spp.), 7-9 total, depending on source(2)(1)(3); estimated to include ~220,000 spp. worldwide (N.M. Franz's page)
Identification
the most recent general treatment in(4)
Print References
(5)(6)(7)(5)(8)(9)(10)(11)
Internet References
(12)
Works Cited
1.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.
2.Franz et al. (2012-) Weevils of North America (WoNA)
3.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.
4.Handbook of Zoology. Coleoptera Vol. 3: Morphology and Systematics (Phytophaga)
Leschen R.A.B., Beutel R.G. (eds). 2014. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin. 687 pp.
5.Annotated checklist of the weevils (Curculionidae sensu lato) of North America, Central America, and the West Indies...
O'Brien C.W., Wibmer G.J. 1982. Mem. Am. Ent. Inst. 34: x+382 pp.
6.Weevils of South Carolina (Coleoptera: Nemonychidae, Attelabidae, Brentidae, Ithyceridae, and Curculionidae).
Janet C. Ciegler. 2010. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. 276 pp.
7.The weevils of Canada and Alaska: Vol. 1. Coleoptera: Curculionoidea, excluding Scolytidae and Curculionidae
Bright D.E. 1993. The insects and arachnids of Canada, Pt. 21. Ottawa: Agriculture Canada. 217 pp.
8.Assessment of species diversity in the Montane Cordillera Ecozone
Scudder G.G.E., Smith I.M. (eds.). 1998. Burlington: Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network.
9.Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea, excluding Scolytinae and Platypodinae) of the Yukon
Anderson R.S. 1997. In: Danks H.V., Downes J.A. (Eds.), Insects of the Yukon. Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods), Ottawa: 523–5.
10.A world catalogue of families and genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera)
Alonso-Zarazaga M.A., Lyal C.H.C. 1999. Entomopraxis, Barcelona. 315 pp.
11.Bulk de novo mitogenome assembly from pooled total DNA elucidates the phylogeny of weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea)
Gillett C.P.D.T., Crampton-Platt A., Timmermans M.J.T.N., Jordal B.H., Emerson B.C., Vogler A.P. 2014. Mol. Biol. Evol. 31: 2223-2237.
12.Alonso-Zarazaga M.A., Lyal C.H.C. (2003-) WTaxa: Electronic catalogue of weevil names (Curculionoidea)