Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Temnocerus

Weevil - Temnocerus Temnocerus aeratus (Say) - Temnocerus aeratus Temnocerus aeratoides Temnocerus aureus Temnocerus aureus Temnocerus aureus Weevil of sorts - Temnocerus Temnocerus aureus? - Temnocerus aureus
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 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 (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. (ed.) (2011) Fauna Europaea version 2.4
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.