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Subfamily Attelabinae - Leaf-rolling Weevils

Oak Leafrolling Weevil - Synolabus bipustulatus - female Egg Roll Attelabus nigripes - Synolabus nigripes - male Homoeolabus analis (Illiger) - Homoeolabus analis Weevil on goldenrod - Himatolabus pubescens Synolabus nigripes or Homoeolabus analis - Homoeolabus analis - male LRW - Homoeolabus analis Synolabus nigripes
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 Attelabidae (Leaf Rolling Weevils)
Subfamily Attelabinae (Leaf-rolling Weevils)
Explanation of Names
Attelabinae Billberg 1820
Numbers
6 spp. in 4 genera in our area(1), ~30 genera in 3 tribes worldwide(2)
Identification
see Boris Büche's comments at (3) to distinguish two most confusing spp.
Range
most of the world (except Australasia)(2), incl. much of NA(1)
Remarks
females roll leaves; larvae develop in the leaf roll called 'nidus' (L. 'nest')
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 world catalogue of families and genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera)
Alonso-Zarazaga M.A., Lyal C.H.C. 1999. Entomopraxis, Barcelona. 315 pp.
3.red weevil