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

Genus Onychylis

weevil - Onychylis nigrirostris weevil - Onychylis nigrirostris weevil - Onychylis nigrirostris Snout Beetle - Onychylis nigrirostris Snout Beetle - Onychylis nigrirostris Onychylis alternans LeConte - Onychylis alternans Onychylis longulus LeConte - Onychylis longulus Onychylis nigrirostris? - Onychylis nigrirostris
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 Brachyceridae
Subfamily Erirhininae (Marsh Weevils)
Subtribe Stenopelmina
Genus Onychylis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
composite genus
Explanation of Names
Onychylis LeConte 1876
6 spp. in our area(1)
key to spp. in (2)
e. NA(1); O. nigrirostris (the Pickerelweed Weevil) and O. longulus are widespread (west to SD-TX), three spp. occur in TX only, and one in Death Valley, CA(3)
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.Notes on Onychylis LeConte with descriptions of two new species (Curculionidae)
Burke H. 1961. Col. Bull. 15: 1-7.
3.A catalog of Coleoptera of America north of Mexico. Curculionidae: Erirhininae
O'Brien C.W., Anderson D.M. 1996. USDA Agriculture handbook no. 529-143f. 40 pp.