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Family Belidae - Cycad Weevils

Belidae Rhopalotria slossoni - Rhopalotria slossoni - male Rhopalotria mollis - Rhopalotria furfuracea Rhopalotria mollis - Rhopalotria furfuracea Rhopalotria mollis - Rhopalotria furfuracea Rhopalotria slossoni Rhopalotria mollis - Rhopalotria furfuracea - female Florida little weevil - Rhopalotria slossoni - female Florida little weevil - Rhopalotria slossoni - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Belidae (Cycad Weevils)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Belidae Schönherr 1826
2 spp. in a single genus (in the Oxycoryninae) in our area(1), ~380 spp. in ~40 genera in 8 tribes of 2 subfamilies total(2)(3)(4)
with very few exceptions, so. hemisphere, esp. Australasia & so. S. America(3)
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.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P, Bousquet Y, Davies A, Alonso-Zarazaga M, Lawrence JF, Lyal CH, Newton A, Reid CA, Schmitt M, Ślipiński SA, Smith A. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.
3.A world catalogue of families and genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera)
Alonso-Zarazaga M.A., Lyal C.H.C. 1999. Entomopraxis, Barcelona. 315 pp.
4.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.