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Subfamily Platypodinae - Pinhole Borers

Pinhole Bark Borer Beetle - Euplatypus compositus 827W03 - Euplatypus compositus bark beetle - Treptoplatypus wilsoni Curculionidae ? - Myoplatypus flavicornis Myoplatypus flavicornis male - Myoplatypus flavicornis - male tiny flea looking bug - Euplatypus compositus Pinhole Borer Beetle - Euplatypus compositus Euplatypus compositus
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 Platypodinae (Pinhole Borers)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
NA spp. were all placed in the genus Platypus until Wood (1993)(1)
Explanation of Names
Platypodinae Shuckard 1839
Numbers
4 genera;
Euplatypus, 3 spp. - E. compositus (SE US), E. parallelus (s. TX, s. FL), E. pini (AZ-NM).
Myoplatypus, 1 sp. - SE US, in pines
Oxoplatypus, 1 sp. - SE US to AZ, on oak
Treptoplatypus, 2 spp. - T. abietis (AZ-NM-UT), T. wilsoni (BC & nw. US)
Identification
Sexual dimorphism pronounced in many spp. The ventral surface is key to ID.
Remarks
this group may be sister to the remaining Curculionidae sensu Bouchard et al. 2011(2)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the genera of Platypodidae (Coleoptera)
Wood S.L. 1993. Great Basin Naturalist 53: 259-281.
2.Bulk de novo mitogenome assembly from pooled total DNA elucidates the phylogeny of weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea)
Gillett C.P.D.T., Crampton-Platt A., Timmermans M.J.T.N., Jordal B.H., Emerson B.C., Vogler A.P. 2014. Mol. Biol. Evol. 31: 2223-2237.