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Genus Synolabus

Leaf-rolling Weevil - Synolabus nigripes Attelabus nigripes - Synolabus nigripes - male - female Mating pair - Synolabus nigripes - male - female Synolabus bipustulatus? - Synolabus bipustulatus Synolabus nigripes Laemosaccus - Synolabus bipustulatus Synolabus nigripes pair - Synolabus nigripes - male - female weevil - Synolabus bipustulatus
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 Attelabinae (Leaf-rolling Weevils)
Genus Synolabus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
until recently treated as a subgenus of Attelabus Linnaeus 1758; the latter is now considered to be restricted to the Palaearctic(1)
Explanation of Names
Synolabus Jekel 1860
2 spp., both in our area(1)
3.0-4.5 mm(2)
S. bipustulatus is black with red shoulders, S. nigripes is reddish throughout with variable darker areas (western form is darker overall, with pale areas in basal half of elytra) (2)(3)
hosts: Quercus, Carpinus, Juglans, Carya, Rhus(3)(2)
Works Cited
1.On the genera Attelabus Linnaeus and Synolabus Jekel (Curculionoidea: Attelabidae: Attelabinae)
Riedel A., Hamilton R.W. 2007. The Coleopterists Bulletin 61: 447-452.
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
3.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.