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Subfamily Platypodinae - Pinhole Borers

Oxoplatypus quadridentatus - female Pinhole Bark Borer Beetle - Euplatypus compositus Pinhole Bark Borer - Myoplatypus flavicornis Euplatypus compositus (Say) - Euplatypus compositus - female 901W01 - Euplatypus compositus Teredidae? - Oxoplatypus quadridentatus Pinhole Bark Borer Beetle - Euplatypus compositus Beetle - Euplatypus compositus
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 Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Platypodinae (Pinhole Borers)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
NA spp. were all placed in the genus Platypus until Wood (1993)(1)
Explanation of Names
Platypodinae Shuckard 1839
Numbers
4 genera;
Euplatypus, 3 spp. - E. compositus (SE US), E. parallelus (s. TX, s. FL), E. pini (AZ-NM).
Myoplatypus, 1 sp. - SE US, in pines
Oxoplatypus, 1 sp. - SE US to AZ, on oak
Treptoplatypus, 2 spp. - T. abietis (AZ-NM-UT), T. wilsoni (BC & nw. US)
Identification
Sexual dimorphism pronounced in many spp. The ventral surface is key to ID.
Remarks
this group may be sister to the remaining Curculionidae sensu Bouchard et al. 2011(2)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the genera of Platypodidae (Coleoptera)
Wood S.L. 1993. Great Basin Naturalist 53: 259-281.
2.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.