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Family Attelabidae - Leaf Rolling Weevils

Head-clipping Weevil - Haplorhynchites aeneus Himatolabus pubescens? - Himatolabus pubescens Attelabus nigripes - Homoeolabus analis - male - female Deporaus glastinus? - Deporaus glastinus leaf-rolling weevil - Synolabus nigripes Auletobius ater? - Auletobius ater Eugnamptus nigriventris? - Eugnamptus nigriventris Weevil
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Attelabidae (Leaf Rolling Weevils)
Other Common Names
Tooth-nosed Snout Beetles
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Attelabidae Billberg 1820
51 spp. in 11 genera of 3 subfamilies north of Mexico; >360 spp. in the New World; ~2500 spp. in ~150 genera worldwide(1)(2)
Overview of our fauna:
Taxa not yet in the guide are marked (*)
Subfamily Rhynchitinae
worldwide except most Pacific islands(1)
Attelabinae: larvae develop in rolled leaves; Rhynchitinae: larvae mine live or dead leaves, or develop in fruit, cut flower heads, cut terminal shoots, terminal buds, cut leaf primordia; Pterocolinae, the 'Thief Weevils', take over niduses of their attelabine hosts(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.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.
3.Leaf-rolling weevils (Coleoptera: Attelabidae), their host plants, and associated Rhynchitid weevils in North America...
Vogt G.B. 1992. In: Quintero D., Aiello A. (eds). Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica: Selected studies. Oxford University Press: 392-420.