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Subfamily Rhynchitinae - Leaf and Bud Weevils

BG2356 E8342 - Eugnamptus angustatus Merhynchites, but which one? - Merhynchites 5000063 Merhynchites - Haplorhynchites aeneus Merhynchites bicolor? - Merhynchites wickhami Merhynchites Red weevil - Merhynchites Red weevil - Merhynchites bicolor
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)
Subfamily Rhynchitinae (Leaf and Bud Weevils)
Other Common Names
Tooth-nosed Snout Weevils
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
treated by some workers as a separate family, Rhynchitidae [e.g., in(1)]
Explanation of Names
Rhynchitinae Gistel 1856
45 spp. in 8 genera of 3 tribes in our area, >160 spp. in the New World(2), ~60 genera in 8 tribes worldwide(1)
worldwide & throughout much or NA(2)
larvae mine live or dead leaves, or develop in fruit, cut flower heads, cut terminal shoots, terminal buds, cut leaf primordia(2)
Life Cycle
see Hamilton (1994)(3)

Head-clipping Weevil - Haplorhynchites aeneus
Works Cited
1.A world catalogue of families and genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera)
Alonso-Zarazaga M.A., Lyal C.H.C. 1999. Entomopraxis, Barcelona. 315 pp.
2.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.
3.New life cycle data for two western North American weevils (Coleoptera: Rhynchitidae)...
Hamilton R.W. 1994. The Coleopterists Bulletin 48: 331-343.