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Genus Tachygonus

Coleoptera (Little Wooly Mammoth) - Tachygonus lecontei Tachygonus lecontei Mating pair - Tachygonus lecontei - male - female Tachygonus lecontei Tachygonus centralis? - Tachygonus centralis Tachygonus centralis? - Tachygonus centralis Tachygonus lecontei  Tachygonus tardipes - Tachygonus
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 Rhamphini (Flea Weevils)
Genus Tachygonus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
used to be treated in subfam. Conoderinae, e.g. in(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Tachygonus Guérin-Ménéville 1833
Numbers
5 spp. in our area(1)
NB: T. spinipes, T. gracilipes, T. minutus, and T. nigrescens, synonymized by Hespenheide (1992), are listed as valid in O'Brien's 1997 catalog(3) that was prepared before Hespenheide's revision and not updated to reflect the synonymy. --H. Hespenheide, pers.comm. to =v= 9.viii.2011)
Identification
reviewed in(4)
Range
e. NA west to CO-TX-AZ(1)
Food
larvae mine leaves of various deciduous trees, incl. Quercus, Robinia, Ulmus, etc.(3)
Remarks
our only representative of the subtribe Tachygonina Lacordaire 1865(5)
Print References
Hespenheide, H.A. 1992. A review of the genus Tachygonus Schoenherr (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in America north of Mexico. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 94: 1-11.
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.Weevils of South Carolina (Coleoptera: Nemonychidae, Attelabidae, Brentidae, Ithyceridae, and Curculionidae).
Janet C. Ciegler. 2010. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. 276 pp.
3.A catalog of Coleoptera of America North of Mexico. Curculionidae: Acicnemidinae, Cossoninae, Rhytirrhininae, Molytinae...
O'Brien C.W. 1997. USDA Agric. handbook 529-143g. 49 pp.
4.A review of the genus Tachygonus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) north of Mexico
Hespenheide H.A. 1992. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 94: 1-11.
5.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.