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Genus Conotrachelus

Distinctive Butt Markings - Conotrachelus posticatus Weevil - Conotrachelus posticatus Weevil - Conotrachelus Weevil - Conotrachelus juglandis Conotrachelus seniculus? - Conotrachelus seniculus Conotrachelus anaglypticus? - Conotrachelus anaglypticus Conotrachelus recessus? - Conotrachelus recessus Conotrachelus anaglypticus  - Conotrachelus anaglypticus
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 Molytinae
Tribe Conotrachelini
Genus Conotrachelus
Explanation of Names
Conotrachelus Dejean 1835
Greek for 'cone-necked'
63 spp. in our area (plus a number of undescribed spp. in FL)(1); "71 described species in the US and Canada, along with about 7 undescribed" (C.W. O'Brien's comment); >500 spp. total
key to north-central US spp. in(2)
New World (Canada to Argentina & Bolivia)(3)
associated with various plants(1)
Many come to lights(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.
2.The genus Conotrachelus DeJean (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) in the North Central United States
Herbert Frederick (H. F.) Schoof. 1942. University of Illinois press.
3.A world catalogue of families and genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera)
Alonso-Zarazaga M.A., Lyal C.H.C. 1999. Entomopraxis, Barcelona. 315 pp.