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Genus Myrmex

Myrmex lineatus (Pascoe) - Myrmex lineatus Myrmex laevicollis - Myrmex chevrolatii Myrmex - Myrmex laevicollis Myrmex insignis (Casey) - Myrmex insignis Myrmex scrobicollis (Boheman) - Myrmex scrobicollis Myrmex chevrolatii Myrmex arizonicus? - Myrmex arizonicus Myrmex laevicollis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Curculioninae
Tribe Otidocephalini (Antlike Weevils)
Genus Myrmex
Explanation of Names
Myrmex Sturm 1826
Greek 'ant'
~30 spp in our area, ~110 in NA (incl. Mesoamerica)(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." (C.W. O'Brien, pers. comm., 30.v.2009 =v=)
widespread, most diverse in sw. US(2); selected faunas, no.spp.[endemic]:
AZ 12[6]
TX 17[8]
Life Cycle
Larvae mostly mine stems(2)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.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.