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Species Toxonotus penicellatus

Toxonotus penicellatus (Schaeffer) - Toxonotus penicellatus - male Toxonotus penicellatus (Schaeffer) - Toxonotus penicellatus
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'
3.0-4.9 mm (1)
southmost TX (Cameron and Hidalgo counties) to Guatemala - Map (1)(2)
Taken by random beating of dead limbs in the Palm Grove (E.G. Riley, pers. comm., July 2008).
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)