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Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

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Genus Scyphophorus

Weevil - Scyphophorus acupunctatus Scyphophorus acupunctatus Gyllenhal - Scyphophorus acupunctatus From Yucca - Scyphophorus acupunctatus Beetle or Weevil? - Scyphophorus acupunctatus Agave Weevil  - Scyphophorus acupunctatus Sphenophorus sp.? - Scyphophorus acupunctatus Scyphophorus acupunctatus - Sisal Weevil? - Scyphophorus acupunctatus Scyphophorus acupunctatus
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 Dryophthorinae
Tribe Rhynchophorini
Subtribe Sphenophorina
Genus Scyphophorus
Explanation of Names
Scyphophorus Schönherr 1838
From Greek skuphos (ςκυφος) 'cup' + phoros (φορος) 'bearing' (apparently refers to the shape of the antennal club)
2 spp. in our area