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Genus Rhyssomatus

Milkweed Stem Weevil - Rhyssomatus palmacollis - female Milkweed Stem Weevil - Rhyssomatus lineaticollis Curc - Rhyssomatus palmacollis beetle - Rhyssomatus Rhyssomatus texanus Sleeper - Rhyssomatus texanus Rhyssomatus pruinosus? - Rhyssomatus Weevil on common milkweed - Rhyssomatus lineaticollis Weevil - Rhyssomatus lineaticollis
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 Rhyssomatus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Genus needs revision(1)
Explanation of Names
Rhyssomatus Schönherr 1837
'wrinkled'
Numbers
17 spp. in our area(1)
Range
primarily neotropical group(2); in our area, eastern and southern (2 spp. reach se. Canada)(1)
Food
Adults are associated with Asclepiadaceae, Asteraceae, Convolvulaceae, Fabaceae(1)
Remarks
our only representative of the mostly neotropical tribe Cleogonini Gistel 1848, that contains 8 genera (1 genus in E Asia)(2)
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.A world catalogue of families and genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera)
Alonso-Zarazaga M.A., Lyal C.H.C. 1999. Entomopraxis, Barcelona. 315 pp.