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

Genus Cophes

Cophes fallax (LeConte) - Cophes fallax curculionid - Cophes oblongus curculionid - Cophes fallax Cophes obtentus Snout Beetle - Cophes oblongus Cophes obtentus? - Cophes obtentus Pennsylvania Beetle  - Cophes obtentus Cophes fallax? - Cophes fallax
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 Cryptorhynchinae (Hidden Snout Weevils)
Tribe Gasterocercini
Genus Cophes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
defined differently in Sleeper (1955)(1)
Explanation of Names
Cophes Champion 1905
5 spp. in our area(2), many in the Neotropics(3)
e NA to AZ and across the Neotropics
dead wood; adults come to lights(2)
Works Cited
1.A synopsis of the genus Cophes in the United States and Mexico (Coleoptera, Curculionidae)
Sleeper E.L. 1955. Ohio J. Sci. 55: 188-191.
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.
3.Annotated checklist of the weevils (Curculionidae sensu lato) of North America, Central America, and the West Indies...
O'Brien C.W., Wibmer G.J. 1982. Mem. Am. Ent. Inst. 34: x+382 pp.