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

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information about the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Toxonotus penicellatus

Toxonotus penicellatus (Schaeffer) - Toxonotus penicellatus - male Toxonotus penicellatus (Schaeffer) - Toxonotus penicellatus
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 Anthribidae (Fungus Weevils)
Subfamily Anthribinae
Tribe Platystomini
Genus Toxonotus
Species penicellatus (Toxonotus penicellatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Toxonotus penicellatus (Schaeffer)
Orig. Comb: Anthribus penicellatus Schaeffer 1904
Explanation of Names
penicellatus = 'tufted'
Size
3.0-4.9 mm (1)
Range
southmost TX (Cameron and Hidalgo counties) to Guatemala - Map (1)(2)
Habitat
Taken by random beating of dead limbs in the Palm Grove (E.G. Riley, pers. comm., July 2008).
Remarks
Relatively rare (Barry Valentine, pers. comm. =v=)
Texas Parks & Wildlife considers this to be a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (3)
Print References
Riley E.G., King J.E. (2009) Element record datasheets submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin. (1)
Schaeffer, C. 1904. New genera and species of Coleoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 12(4): 197-236. (Full Text)