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Genus Conotrachelus

weevil - Conotrachelus posticatus Curculionidae, lateral - Conotrachelus seniculus Rough black and brown weevil - Conotrachelus Conotrachelus cameronensis Sleeper - Conotrachelus cameronensis Conotrachelus - Conotrachelus nenuphar - male Weevil - Conotrachelus posticatus Conotrachelus nenuphar Seniculus sp.? - Conotrachelus seniculus
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 Molytinae
Tribe Conotrachelini
Genus Conotrachelus
Explanation of Names
Conotrachelus Dejean 1835
Greek for 'cone-necked'
Numbers
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
Identification
key to north-central US spp. in(2)
Range
New World (Canada to Argentina & Bolivia)(3)
Food
associated with various plants(1)
Remarks
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.