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

Tribe Ophryastini

Dog Bug - Ophryastes latirostris Large weevil - Ophryastes argentatus Ophryastes - Ophryastes tuberosus Looks like a Broad-nosed Weevil, perhaps tribe Geonemini - Ophryastes Ophryastes sordidus LeConte - Ophryastes sordidus Ophryastes? - Ophryastes Ophryastes tuberosus LeConte - Ophryastes tuberosus Curculionidae: Ophryastes sp.? - Ophryastes
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 Entiminae (Broad-nosed Weevils)
Tribe Ophryastini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Ophryastini Lacordaire 1863
Numbers
2 genera with 37 spp. in our area(2) + a dozen more in Mexico(3)
Range
w. N. America(2)
Habitat
Arid(2)
Remarks
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.