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Tribe Phytobiini

Weevil - Rhinoncus castor Weevil? - Rhinoncus bruchoides Weevil 2 - Rhinoncus bruchoides Weevil beetle - Pelenomus fuliginosus weevil - Pelenomus sulcicollis Weevil - Pelenomus sulcicollis Pelenomus gracilipes (Dietz) - Pelenomus gracilipes Mile-a-minute Weevil - Rhinoncomimus latipes
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 Ceutorhynchinae (Minute Seed Weevils)
Tribe Phytobiini
Explanation of Names
Phytobiini Gistel 1848
Numbers
25 spp. in 7 genera in our area (13 Pelenomus spp., 7 Rhinoncus spp. + minor genera)(1), >80 spp. in 9 genera worldwide(2)
NB: Rhinoncomimus is not listed in(1) but included in the above counts
Range
almost worldwide (none in the Neotropics)(3), incl. much of NA(1)
Food
most spp. on Polygonum (Polygonaceae), 2 spp. on aquatic plants(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.
2.Catalogue of Ceutorhynchinae of the world, with a key to genera (Insecta Coleoptera Curculionidae)
Colonnelli E. 2004. Argania Editio, Barcelona. 124 pp.
3.Geographical distribution of the weevil subfamily Ceutorhynchinae (Coleoptera, Curculionidae)
B.A. Korotyaev. 2008. Entomological Review 88(8): 928–947.