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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subfamily Attelabinae - Leaf-rolling Weevils

Snout beetle - Homoeolabus analis Egg inside a little Leaf Rolling Weevil - Synolabus bipustulatus Himatolabus pubescens (Say) - Himatolabus pubescens Oak Leafrolling Weevil - Synolabus bipustulatus Himatolabus pubescens? - Himatolabus pubescens Weevil on goldenrod - Himatolabus pubescens Leaf-Rolling Weevil - Homoeolabus analis - female
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
6 spp. in 4 genera in our area(1), ~30 genera in 3 tribes worldwide(2)
see Boris Büche's comments at (3) to distinguish two most confusing spp.
most of the world (except Australasia)(2), incl. much of NA(1)
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. weevil