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Genus Rhinoncus

Unknown weevil - Rhinoncus pericarpius Weevil 2 - Rhinoncus pericarpius Poor image of Brown Weevil - Rhinoncus castor weevil - Rhinoncus pericarpius weevil - Rhinoncus pericarpius weevil - Rhinoncus castor Weevil - Rhinoncus pericarpius Weevil - Rhinoncus castor
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 Ceutorhynchinae (Minute Seed Weevils)
Tribe Phytobiini
Genus Rhinoncus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Campylirhynchus Dejean 1821
Explanation of Names
Rhinoncus Schönherr 1825
Numbers
7 spp. (incl. 3 adventive) in our area(1), 36 total(2)
Identification
Key to six of our species in (3) and details on the 7th (R. perpendicularis) in (4).
Range
much of the world; by far most diverse in Eurasia(2)
Food
on Polygonaceae(1)
Remarks
the widespread Eurasian Rh. perpendicularis discovered near Ottawa, ON 1999(4)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Catalogue of Ceutorhynchinae of the world, with a key to genera (Insecta Coleoptera Curculionidae)
Colonnelli E. 2004. Argania Editio, Barcelona. 124 pp.
3.New records of Rhinoncus bruchoides (Herbst) for the Western Hemisphere and a revised key to the North American species...
E.R. Hoebeke & D.R. Whitehead. 1980. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 82(4): 556-561.
4.Some Palearctic weevils in the subfamily Ceutorhynchinae (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) recently discovered in North America
Anderson R.S., Korotyaev B.A. 2004. Can. Entomol. 136: 233–239.