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Snout Beetle? - Cyrtepistomus castaneus

Snout Beetle? - Cyrtepistomus castaneus
Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia, USA
September 1, 2005
Came to porch light. Help appreciated.


Cyrtepistomus castaneus, i believe

Family Curculionidae, subfamily Otiorhynchinae!
Gerard Pennards

Should the genus Otiorhynchus be placed in the subfamily Entiminae (as it is in the Guide) or in Otiorhynchinae? And what about the other genera currently placed in Entiminae?

Recently the subfamily Otiorhynchinae was placed as a tribe (Otiorhynchini) in the Subfamily Entiminae. Otiorrhynchus is more diverse in Europe.
In the book American Beetles (2002) you can find a Key with 124 genera in the neartic.
The classification of the group have a lot of problems.

Appreciate your help, Gerard.

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