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Subfamily Platypodinae - Pinhole Borers

Euplatypus compositus (Say) - Euplatypus compositus - male Euplatypus compositus - male bark beetle - Treptoplatypus wilsoni Oxoplatypus quadridentatus? - Oxoplatypus quadridentatus - female Euplatypus compositus Euplatypus compositus Euplatypus compositus Euplatypus compositus
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
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)
Sexual dimorphism pronounced in many spp. The ventral surface is key to ID.
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.