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

Subfamily Dryophthorinae

Sitophilus zeamais - male Sphenophorus sp. - Sphenophorus phoeniciensis Ironweed Curculio? - Rhodobaenus quinquepunctatus Sphenophorus australis Small Bug, looks like it has a trumpet-like snout - Sphenophorus venatus Sphenophorus hoegbergii Boheman - Sphenophorus hoegbergii Sphenophorus hoegbergii Boheman - Sphenophorus hoegbergii Unknown Billbug (Weevil) - Sphenophorus cariosus
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 Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Dryophthorinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
nowadays usually treated as a family, e.g. in(1)(2)(3); includes Rhynchophorinae Schönherr 1833 (considered a tribe)
Explanation of Names
Dryophthorinae Schönherr 1825
Remarks
"Many of the currently used names will not hold." (Jens Prena, pers. comm.)
Works Cited
1.Franz et al. (2012-) Weevils of North America (WoNA)
2.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.
3.New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Anthribidae, Brentidae, Dryophthoridae, Brachyceridae, and Curculionidae...
Webster R.P., Anderson R.S., Sweeney J.D., Demerchant I. 2012. Zookeys 179: 349-406.