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Genus Rhopalotria

Belidae Rhopalotria slossoni - Rhopalotria slossoni - male Rhopalotria mollis - Rhopalotria furfuracea Rhopalotria mollis - Rhopalotria furfuracea Rhopalotria slossoni Rhopalotria slossoni Rhopalotria mollis - Rhopalotria furfuracea - female Florida little weevil - Rhopalotria slossoni - female Florida little weevil - Rhopalotria slossoni - female
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 Belidae (Cycad Weevils)
Genus Rhopalotria
Explanation of Names
Rhopalotria Chevrolat 1878
Greek rhopalos 'club', referring to the enlarged forelimbs
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1)
Range
FL, Cuba & Mexico(2)(1): R. slossonae (Schaeffer 1905), native; R. mollis (Sharp 1890), introduced from Mexico along with host plant
Food
on Zamia spp.(1)
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.A world catalogue of families and genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera)
Alonso-Zarazaga M.A., Lyal C.H.C. 1999. Entomopraxis, Barcelona. 315 pp.