Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes



Genus Temnocerus

Weevil - Temnocerus Temnocerus aeratus (Say) - Temnocerus aeratus Temnocerus aureus Weevil beetle - Temnocerus cyanellus Weevil of sorts - Temnocerus T. aureus - Temnocerus aureus Weevil beetle - Temnocerus Temnocerus?  - Temnocerus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Attelabidae (Leaf Rolling Weevils)
Subfamily Rhynchitinae (Leaf and Bud Weevils)
Tribe Rhynchitini
Genus Temnocerus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pselaphorhynchites Schilsky 1903 [synonymy accepted in(1)(2)]
Explanation of Names
Temnocerus Thunberg 1815
14 spp. in our area(1)
key to spp. in Hamilton (1971) (3)
NA (Canada to Panama, widespread) & the Palaearctic(4)(5)
wide variety of hosts; larvae in cut terminal shoots, buds, leaf primordia(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. Jong Y.S.D.M. et al. (2014) Fauna Europaea - all European animal species on the web. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e4034.
3.The genus Pselaphorhynchites in America north of Mexico
R. W. Hamilton. 1971. Annals of the Entomological Society of Washington.
4.A world catalogue of families and genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera)
Alonso-Zarazaga M.A., Lyal C.H.C. 1999. Entomopraxis, Barcelona. 315 pp.
5.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.