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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Scleropterini

Rutidosoma decipiens - Prorutidosoma decipiens Yellow weevil with black legs - Homorosoma sulcipenne Rutidosoma decipiens - Prorutidosoma decipiens Weevil 2 - Homorosoma sulcipenne Curculionidae, dorsal - Acallodes ventricosus Curculionidae, face - Acallodes ventricosus Weevil - Acallodes ventricosus Homorosoma sulcipenne? - Homorosoma sulcipenne
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 Scleropterini
Explanation of Names
Scleropterini Schultze 1902
6 spp. in 4 genera in our area(1), 34 spp. in 12 genera total(2)
Holarctic (mostly) & Oriental(3); in NA, across the continent(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.