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Subtribe Sphenophorina

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 Dryophthorinae
Tribe Rhynchophorini
Subtribe Sphenophorina

Genus Cactophagus
Species spinolae - Cactophagus spinolae
Subspecies validus - Cactophagus spinolae validus
Genus Cosmopolites
Species sordidus - Banana Root Borer
Genus Metamasius - Bromeliad Weevils
Species callizona - Mexican Bromeliad Weevil
Species hemipterus - Metamasius hemipterus
Subspecies sericeus - Silky Cane Weevil
Species mosieri - Metamasius mosieri
Genus Rhodobaenus
Species pustulosus - Rhodobaenus pustulosus
Species quinquepunctatus - Cocklebur Weevil
Species tredecimpunctatus - Ironweed Curculio
Genus Scyphophorus
Species yuccae - Scyphophorus yuccae
Species acupunctatus - Agave Weevil
Genus Sphenophorus - Billbugs
Species aequalis - Clay-coloured Billbug
Subspecies pictus - Sphenophorus aequalis pictus
Subspecies ochreus - Sphenophorus aequalis ochreus
Species apicalis - Sphenophorus apicalis
Species arizonensis - Sphenophorus arizonensis
Species australis - Sphenophorus australis
Subspecies australis - Sphenophorus australis australis
Subspecies abrasus - Sphenophorus australis abrasus
Species bartramiae - Sphenophorus bartramiae
Species blanchardi - Sphenophorus blanchardi
Species callosus - Southern Corn Billbug
Species cariosus - Nutgrass Billbug
Species cazieri - Sphenophorus cazieri
Species cicatristriatus - Rocky Mountain Billbug
Species coesifrons - Sphenophorus coesifrons
Species compressirostris - Sphenophorus compressirostris
Species costicollis - Sphenophorus costicollis
Species costipennis - Sphenophorus costipennis
Species cultellatus - Sphenophorus cultellatus
Species destructor - Sphenophorus destructor
Species gagatinus - Sphenophorus gagatinus
Species gentilis - Sphenophorus gentilis
Species germari - Sphenophorus germari
Species graminis - Sphenophorus graminis
Species hoegbergii - Sphenophorus hoegbergii
Species holosericus - Sphenophorus holosericus
Species imus - Sphenophorus imus
Species inaequalis - Uneven Billbug
Species latinasus - Sphenophorus latinasus
Species maidis - Sphenophorus maidis
Species marinus - Sphenophorus marinus
Species melanocephalus - Sphenophorus melanocephalus
Species minimus - Lesser Billbug
Species mormon - Sphenophorus mormon
Species necydaloides - Sphenophorus necydaloides
Species parvulus - Bluegrass Billbug
Species pertinax - Sphenophorus pertinax
Species phoeniciensis - Phoenix Billbug
Species pontederiae - Sphenophorus pontederiae
Species rectus - Sphenophorus rectus
Species robustus - Sphenophorus robustus
Species sayi - Sphenophorus sayi
Species scoparius - Sphenophorus scoparius
Species simplex - Sphenophorus simplex
Species striatipennis - Sphenophorus striatipennis
Species subulatus - Sphenophorus subulatus
Species tardus - Sphenophorus tardus
Species velutinus - Sphenophorus velutinus
Species venatus - Sphenophorus venatus
Subspecies confluens - Sphenophorus venatus confluens
Subspecies glyceriae - Sphenophorus venatus glyceriae
Subspecies venatus - Sphenophorus venatus venatus
Subspecies vestitus - Hunting Billbug
Species villosiventris - Sphenophorus villosiventris
Species vomerinus - Sphenophorus vomerinus
Species zeae - Timothy Billbug
No Taxon parvulus-like individuals from the northwest
Species probably-unnamed - prob. n.sp. -- south Texas