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Genus Thecesternus

Thecesternus maculosus Pierce - Thecesternus maculosus Thecesternus maculosus Pierce - Thecesternus maculosus beetle - Thecesternus Thecesternus maculosus Pierce - Thecesternus maculosus Mystery beetle on sandstone - Thecesternus Mystery beetle on sandstone - Thecesternus Weevil type insect - Thecesternus Curculionidae - Thecesternus
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 Thecesternini
Genus Thecesternus
Other Common Names
Buffalo dung weevils
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Genus under revision by Shiloh McCollum
Explanation of Names
Thecesternus Say 1831
Numbers
7 spp. in our area (1)
Life Cycle
Adults are flightless and found under rocks and cow dung (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.