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Species Myrmex horni

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Classification
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 Curculioninae
Tribe Otidocephalini (Antlike Weevils)
Genus Myrmex
Species horni (Myrmex horni)
Explanation of Names
Myrmex horni Sleeper, 1954
Named for Dr. G. H. Horn, one of the greatest American Coleopterists (Sleeper, 1954)
Size
Length 4.6 mm (Sleeper, 1954)
Identification
M. horni is remarkable in having the femoral tooth much smaller than any known species. (Sleeper, 1954)
Range
TX (1)(2)
Remarks
Type Locality: Holotype female, Morris Ranch, Gillespie Co., Texas, V-7, (in ELSC). One paratype, same data, (in ELSC).
See Also
Unlike any other known species from the US. (Sleeper, 1954)
Print References
Sleeper, E.L. 1954. New Rhynchophora. I. (Coleoptera, Anthribidae and Curculionidae). The Ohio Journal of Science, 54(2): 117-125. (Full PDF)
Works Cited
1.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.
2.Annotated checklist of the weevils (Curculionidae sensu lato) of North America, Central America, and the West Indies...
O'Brien C.W., Wibmer G.J. 1982. Mem. Am. Ent. Inst. 34: x+382 pp.