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Genus Anthonomus

Weevil (9) - Anthonomus musculus Anthonomus aeneolus Dietz - Anthonomus aeneolus Amotus ochreopilosus - Anthonomus ochreopilosus Curculionidae, frontal - Anthonomus rufipes Colorful Weevil - Anthonomus Ribbon-snouted, beige & white-lined weevil - Anthonomus Grindelia weevil - Anthonomus Beetle - Anthonomus suturalis
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 Curculioninae
Tribe Anthonomini
Genus Anthonomus
Explanation of Names
Anthonomus Germar 1817
Greek: "flower" + "to feed on" (1)
Numbers
110 spp. in our area(2), ca. 560 worldwide(3)
Range
worldwide, with highest diversity in the Neotropics (~400 spp.), followed by the Nearctic (>120 spp.) and the Palaearctic (58 spp.); feebly represented elsewhere(3)
Remarks
Some are serious pests, e.g., the pepper weevil and boll weevil.
Works Cited
1.Rhynchophora or weevils of North Eastern America
Blatchley and Leng. 1916. Nature Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana. 682 pp.
2.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.
3.Clark W.E. List of species of Curculionidae (Coleoptera) assigned to the tribe Anthonomini