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Genus Atractomerus

Atractomerus punctipennis (Gyllenhal) - Atractomerus punctipennis
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 Curculioninae
Tribe Anthonomini
Genus Atractomerus
Explanation of Names
Atractomerus Duponchel & Chevrolat 1842
Numbers
a single species in our area, ~45 spp. total(1)(Jones & Maldonado 2013)
Range
Neotropical genus ranging into southern Florida(1)(Jones & Maldonado 2013)
Habitat
associated with Eugenia (Myrtaceae)(1)
Works Cited
1.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.