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Weevil - Microhyus setiger

Weevil - Microhyus setiger
Lawrence County, Indiana, USA
May 31, 2008
Size: 2 mm
I can't quite figure out what this is. Vestiture reminds me of Buchananius, but it doesn't really match up to me.

(Tarsal claws not toothed; deep sternal channel going to mesosternum; funicle with 7 segments)

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Moved

 
****recommended!!
now that Ciegler's new book(1) is out, this struggle of ours looks all but pointless :)

type of vestiture found in several subfams; i can think of five
maybe one of the acallesque genera of Cryptorhynchini? could also be in the Conotrachelini -- i wish i knew what all the genera look like; will dig deeper & ask around

 
Yeah
It seems to be Cryptorhynchinae:Cryptorhnynchini:Tylodina.

 
Tylodina is a mollusc :))

 
you have ref. spcms of it, or just keyed the beast out?

 
Keyed, tentatively i guess
Tylodina is a subtribe listed in American Beetles.

 
thanks -- funny example of hemi-homonymy
so, the bottomline is: in that tribe, i can exclude everything except Canistes and Acalles -- but, frankly, at this point i don't believe the weevil in question is a member of either [will check sp. descr. in D&A again]
and your bug just *must* be in D&A for the mere fact this is Indiana, The Home of Downie Coll...

 
Not sure about subtribe anymore.
I do believe its that subfamily though, frustrating me.

 
neither am i -- none of the ne. spp. fits
let's wait and see what the big guns have to say; the beast is surely gestalt-heavy, we're just missing something

 
Ah-ha! ?
I think I might have it: Microrhys setiger Leconte. Type

 
i looked at it of course:
we have a couple of 'periode bleu' pix on BG
i ruled it out because of those longitudinal things flanking the scutellum; yours is also broader-shouldered

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