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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Ophryastini

Desert beetles - Ophryastes - male - female Ophryastes geminatus Weevil - Ophryastes Ophryastes sordidus LeConte - Ophryastes sordidus Beetles Mating - Ophryastes - male - female Ophryastes tuberosus LeConte - Ophryastes tuberosus Ghosty broad-nosed weevil - Ophryastes latirostris Entiminae - Ophryastes mixtus
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 Entiminae (Broad-nosed Weevils)
Tribe Ophryastini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Ophryastini Lacordaire 1863
2 genera with 37 spp. in our area(2) + a dozen more in Mexico(3)
w. N. America(2)
Adults are flightless(2)
Works Cited
1.Curculionidae tribe Ophryastini of North America (Coleoptera)
Kissinger D.G. 1970. Taxonomic Publications (South Lancaster, Mass). v+238 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.
3.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.