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Genus Toxonotus

Fungus Weevil - Toxonotus fascicularis Toxonotus cornutus (Say)  - Toxonotus cornutus Anthribidae - Toxonotus lividus Toxonotus cornutus? - Toxonotus cornutus Toxonotus lividus - male Toxonotus vagus? - Toxonotus vagus fungus Weevil - Toxonotus cornutus fungus weevil - Toxonotus fascicularis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Anthribidae (Fungus Weevils)
Subfamily Anthribinae
Tribe Platystomini
Genus Toxonotus
Explanation of Names
Toxonotus Lacordaire 1866
6 spp. in our area, ~40 spp. total(1)
Key to spp. in(2)
Only the rare southeastern T. lividus (LeConte) lacks the complex scale pattern, erect tufts, and bottle-brush tibiae. (Barry Valentine, pers.comm.)
e. US (NY-IL) to Argentina, including endemics in the West Indies, but none in the Galapagos; in our area, 3 spp. in mostly se. US, 2 in so. TX, and one in sw. US (so. NM & AZ) (Barry Valentine, pers.comm.)
One of many genera without a definite fungus connection. All biological data involve dead wood, but there are no mentions of fungi. We have collected two eastern species on dead oak branches and on a dead gumbo limbo tree trunk, neither with obvious fungi. Most specimens are taken at light. (Barry Valentine, pers.comm.)
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 review of Nearctic and some related Anthribidae (Coleoptera)
Valentine B.D. 1998. Insecta Mundi 12: 251‒296.