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Genus Aphrastus

Broad-nosed Weevil - Aphrastus taeniatus Head detail - Aphrastus taeniatus Aphrastus taeniatus Say - Aphrastus taeniatus Broad-nosed weevil - Aphrastus? - Aphrastus taeniatus Weevil - Aphrastus taeniatus Weevil - Aphrastus taeniatus Aphrastus taeniatus Weevil - Aphrastus taeniatus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Entiminae (Broad-nosed Weevils)
Tribe Phyllobiini
Genus Aphrastus
Explanation of Names
Aphrastus Say 1831
3 spp. in our area(1)
key to spp. in Blatchley and Leng (1916)(2)
e. US to TX & so.CA(1)
The genus is placed in Phyllobiini in the classical sense - but probably is misplaced in the present understanding.
Genera like Compsus and Phaops classified with it up to ca. 1950 now are in Eustylini tribe.
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.Rhynchophora or weevils of North Eastern America
Blatchley and Leng. 1916. Nature Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana. 682 pp.