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Genus Orchestomerus

Orchestomerus - Orchestomerus eisemani Orchestomerus - Orchestomerus eisemani Hypocoeloides wickhami (Dietz) - Orchestomerus wickhami Hypocoeloides wickhami (Dietz) - Orchestomerus wickhami Hypocoeloides wickhami (Dietz) - Orchestomerus wickhami Durham NC MLS leaf miner on Parthenocissus quinquefolia D28 2015 1 - Orchestomerus eisemani Orchestomerus eisemani Orchestomerus whiteheadi? - Orchestomerus whiteheadi
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 Ceutorhynchinae (Minute Seed Weevils)
Tribe Cnemogonini
Genus Orchestomerus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
some NA spp. used to be treated in Hypocoeliodes Faust 1896 (as currently defined, restricted to S. America)(1)
Explanation of Names
Orchestomerus Dietz 1896
4 spp. in our area, 13 total(1)
e. US, TX, AZ(2)
All four North American species have been associated with Vitaceae.
O. whiteheadi is associated with Vitis (wild grape, Vitaceae) in AZ(2)
Print References
Yoshitake, Hiraku and Robert S. Anderson. 2015. A review of the genus Orchestomerus Dietz (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Ceutorhynchinae: Cnemogonini) of the USA. The Coleopterists Bulletin 69(4): 565–578.
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Ceutorhynchinae of the world, with a key to genera (Insecta Coleoptera Curculionidae)
Colonnelli E. 2004. Argania Editio, Barcelona. 124 pp.
2.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.