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Genus Anchonus

Anchonus blatchleyi Sleeper - Anchonus blatchleyi weevil - Anchonus suillus weevil - Anchonus suillus weevil - Anchonus duryi
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 Molytinae
Genus Anchonus
Explanation of Names
Anchonus Schönherr 1825
Numbers
4 spp. in our area(1), at least 80 total(2)
Identification
key to spp. in(1)
Range
Neotropical genus ranging into FL (mostly coastal areas of so. FL) where it's represented by 3 endemic spp. + a widespread Caribbean sp. (which may or may not be native to FL)(1)
Habitat
Driftwood & litter of coastal hardwood hammocks(1)
Remarks
our only representative of the large tribe Anchonini Imhoff 1856, that contains ~30 genera of which 20 are neotropical and the rest are in E Asia and on Indian Ocean islands(3)
Works Cited
1.On the genus Anchonus Schonherr in Florida (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
Thomas M.C., O'Brien C.W. 1999. Insecta Mundi 13: 229-233.
2.Annotated checklist of the weevils (Curculionidae sensu lato) of North America, Central America, and the West Indies...
O'Brien C.W., Wibmer G.J. 1982. Mem. Am. Ent. Inst. 34: x+382 pp.
3.A world catalogue of families and genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera)
Alonso-Zarazaga M.A., Lyal C.H.C. 1999. Entomopraxis, Barcelona. 315 pp.