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Subfamily Baridinae - Flower Weevils


A Review of Rhoptobaris LeConte (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Baridinae) from North and Central America
By Jens Prena
The Coleopterists Bulletin, Vol. 66, No. 3, pp. 233-244 , 2012
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Orchid weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Canada.
By Prena, J.
Canadian Entomologist 149: 38–47., 2017
Prena, J. 2017. Orchid weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Canada. Canadian Entomologist 149: 38–47.

Abstract: The study presents information about the taxonomy, natural history, and distribution of orchid weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Canada. Native are Stethobaris ovata (LeConte, 1869) (= S. congermana Casey, 1892 restored synonymy; = S. convergens Casey, 1920 new synonymy), S. incompta Casey, 1892 (= S. commixta Blatchley, 1916 new synonymy), and S. sacajaweae Prena, new species, with all of them also being present in the adjacent temperate zone of the United States of America.

Five new species of the Stethobaris LeConte complex (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Baridinae) associated with Amaryllidaceae
By Prena J., O'Brien C.W.
Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 113: 163-184, 2011

A synopsis of the genus Barinus Casey in North America (Coleoptera Curculionidae)
By E.L. Sleeper
Ohio Journal of Science, 56: 76-86, 1956
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Review of Odontocorynus Schönherr (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Baridinae) with descriptions of four new species
By Prena J.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 62: 243-277, 2008
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Massive new synonymy (55 Casey's spp. synonymized, incl. 31 with O. salebrosus and 17 with O. umbellae), key to species.

A study on the Baris from India (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
By B. Ramesha, V.V. Ramamurthy
Oriental Insects, 45:4, 304-392, 2011
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An annotated checklist of 648 species known, worldwide, is given.

A review of the species of Geraeus Pascoe and Linogeraeus Casey found in the Continental United States
By Prena J.
Col. Bull. 63: 123-172, 2009
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Full title: A review of the species of Geraeus Pascoe and Linogeraeus Casey found in the Continental United States (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Baridinae)

A synopsis of the orchid weevil genus Orchidophilus Buchanan (Curculionidae, Baridinae), with taxonomic rectifications...
By Prena J.
Zootaxa 1783: 18–30, 2008
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Full title: A synopsis of the orchid weevil genus Orchidophilus Buchanan (Curculionidae, Baridinae), with taxonomic rectifications and description of one new species