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Genus Pissodes - Conifer Weevils

Eastern Pine Weevil - Pissodes nemorensis Northern Pine Weevil - Pissodes nemorensis Weevil - Pissodes rotundatus Eastern Pine Weevil - Pissodes nemorensis White Pine Weevil - Pissodes strobi Pissodes strobi Pissodes? - Pissodes Pissodes striatulus  (?) - Pissodes
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 Pissodes (Conifer Weevils)
Explanation of Names
Pissodes Germar 1817
22 spp. in our area(1)(2)
4-6 mm
holarctic (incl. most of NA) +some in W. Indies & w. Africa(3)(1)
Associated with conifers(1)
our only representative of the tribe Pissodini Gistel 1848, that contains 8 genera (holarctic, Caribbean, Mesoamerican, Australasian)(3)
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 catalog of Coleoptera of America North of Mexico. Curculionidae: Pissodinae
L.F. O'Brien. 1989. USDA Agriculture handbook no. 529-143d. x + 9 pp.
3.A world catalogue of families and genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera)
Alonso-Zarazaga M.A., Lyal C.H.C. 1999. Entomopraxis, Barcelona. 315 pp.