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Genus Ophryastes

Whitish Grey Weevil - Ophryastes varius Ophryastes sp., anterio-lateral - Ophryastes tuberosus Curculionidae - Ophryastes Ophryastes? - Ophryastes Ophryastes? - Ophryastes Shale Weevil - Ophryastes Ophryastes shufeldti?  - Ophryastes Curculionidae - Entiminae? - Ophryastes
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Entiminae (Broad-nosed Weevils)
Tribe Ophryastini
Genus Ophryastes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in (1)
Explanation of Names
Ophryastes Germar 1829
from Greek ophrys 'eyebrow'
35 spp. in our area; 2 spp. reach Canada(2)
w. US and adjacent Canada; most diverse in the southwest(2)
arid habitats(2)
Associated with shrubs, mostly in the Asteraceae, but also Larrea trilobata (creosote bush; Zygophyllaceae) and Atriplex (saltbush; Chenopodiaceae)(2)
Print References
Davis A.C. (1947) Review of the weevils of the tribe Ophryastini of America North of Mexico. Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus. 96 (3207): 483-551 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.Curculionidae tribe Ophryastini of North America (Coleoptera)
Kissinger D.G. 1970. Taxonomic Publications (South Lancaster, Mass). v+238 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.