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Subfamily Pterocolinae - Thief Weevils

Pterocolus ovatus (Fabricius) - Pterocolus ovatus Pterocolus ovatus (Fabricius) - Pterocolus ovatus Pterocolus ovatus (Fabricius) - Pterocolus ovatus Leaf-rolling weevil on oak - Pterocolus ovatus Metallic Blue Weevil - Thief Weevil - Pterocolus ovatus Thief Weevil? - Pterocolus ovatus Pterocolus ovatus Pterocolus ovatus
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 Attelabidae (Leaf Rolling Weevils)
Subfamily Pterocolinae (Thief Weevils)
Explanation of Names
Pterocolinae Lacordaire 1865
Numbers
the smallest subfamily, represented in our area by a single species; 20 spp. in 2 genera total(1)
Range
New World, primarily neotropical; in our area, e. NA north to ON and southwest to TX-AZ(1)
Habitat
on many trees and shrubs(2)
Print References
Hamilton R.W. (1998) Taxonomic revision of the new world Pterocolinae (Coleoptera: Rhynchitidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 124: 203-269.
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.
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.