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Genus Thecesternus

Ϡ - Thecesternus humeralis Weevil -? - Thecesternus humeralis bumpy beetle - Thecesternus humeralis Odd insect - Thecesternus Curculionidae - Thecesternus affinis Thecesternus Thecesternus hirsutus? - Thecesternus hirsutus - male Weevil, Broad-nosed? - Thecesternus
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 Thecesternini
Genus Thecesternus
Other Common Names
Buffalo dung weevils
Explanation of Names
Thecesternus Say 1831
6 spp. in our area(1)
5.2-11 mm(1)
much of NA(1)
Adults under rocks and cow dung(2)
flightless; can be difficult to ID because of rubbed setae or being encrusted(1)
Works Cited
1.A review of the broad nosed weevil genus Thecesternus Say found in the continental United States
S.R. McColllum. 2011.
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.