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Genus Myrmex

Snout Beetle - Myrmex scrobicollis Myrmex dichrous (LeConte) - Myrmex dichrous Myrmex floridanus Myrmex insignis (Casey) - Myrmex insignis Myrmex insignis (Casey) - Myrmex insignis Weevil, maybe Myrmex? - Myrmex Myrmex Curculionidae: Ophryastes sp.? - Myrmex lineatus
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 Otidocephalini (Antlike Weevils)
Genus Myrmex
Explanation of Names
Myrmex Sturm 1826
Greek 'ant'
Numbers
31 spp in our area(1)
Identification
"A very tough genus, difficult even with specimens for comparison. An important character is the size of the femoral teeth (not visible in most pictures). I think that my ID's are correct, but they are not absolutely certain from photos only." (Charles O'Brien, pers. comm., 30.v.2009 =v=)
Range
widespread, most diverse in sw. US(1)
Life Cycle
Larvae mostly mine stems(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.