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Genus Compsus

Compsus auricephalus (Say) - Compsus auricephalus Compsus auricephalus (Say) - Compsus auricephalus Curculionid - Compsus auricephalus 160409C03 - Compsus auricephalus Compsus auricephalus Weevil - Compsus auricephalus ID Request - Compsus auricephalus ID Request - Compsus auricephalus
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 Entiminae (Broad-nosed Weevils)
Tribe Eustylini
Genus Compsus
Explanation of Names
Compsus Schönherr 1823
Greek compsos 'elegant/pretty'(1)
Numbers
a single species in our area, >100 spp. total(2)
Size
6.3–22 mm (O'Brien & Peña 2012); our sp. 12-13 mm
Range
neotropical group, 90% of spp. in S. America; in our area, se. US (GA-MS-TX-CO)(2)
Print References
O'Brien C.W., Peña J. (2012) Two species of Compsus Schoenherr, new citrus pests from Colombia (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Insecta Mundi 0227: 1–13 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.Annotated checklist of the weevils (Curculionidae sensu lato) of North America, Central America, and the West Indies...
O'Brien C.W., Wibmer G.J. 1982. Mem. Am. Ent. Inst. 34: x+382 pp.