Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2. Here's how to add your images.

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama


Genus Myrmex

Myrmex arizonicus (Schaeffer) - Myrmex arizonicus Myrmex carinicollis (Horn) - Myrmex carinicollis Myrmex laevicollis (Horn) - Myrmex laevicollis Myrmex laevicollis - Myrmex chevrolatii Myrmex laevicollis - Myrmex chevrolatii striped weevil - Myrmex lineatus Unidentified Weevil - Myrmex really tiny - Myrmex chevrolatii
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'
31 spp in our area(1)
"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=)
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.