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Subfamily Hyperinae - Clover and Alfalfa Weevils

green-backed weevil - Hypera nigrirostris Weevil 13 - Hypera beetle - Hypera nigrirostris Snout beetle of some sort. - Coniatus splendidulus Hypera sp. - Hypera nigrirostris egg casing with hatched insects - Hypera Alfalfa weevil? - Hypera postica Hypera postica (Alfalfa Weevil)? - Hypera postica
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 Hyperinae (Clover and Alfalfa Weevils)
Explanation of Names
Hyperinae Marseul 1863
Numbers
2 tribes with 36 genera total, of which only Hyperini is represented in NA(1); many spp. in NA are adventive or introduced from Eurasia
Range
mostly Old World: Hyperini mostly Palaearctic (esp. diverse in Asia); Cepurini, worldwide but mostly tropical(1)
Works Cited
1.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.