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

Genus Ophryastes

Beetle found in East Mojave Desert, south of Cronese Dry Lake - Ophryastes Ophryastes - Ophryastes vittatus - male - female late winter weevil - Ophryastes latirostris Weevil? - Ophryastes speciosus Ophryastes geminatus Ophryastes tuberosus LeConte - Ophryastes tuberosus Ophryastes? - Ophryastes Ophryastes? - Ophryastes
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 Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Entiminae (Broad-nosed Weevils)
Tribe Ophryastini
Genus Ophryastes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in Kissinger (1970)(1)
Explanation of Names
Ophryastes Germar 1829
from Greek ophrys 'eyebrow'
Numbers
35 spp. in our area; 2 spp. reach Canada(2)
Range
w. US and adjacent Canada; most diverse in the southwest(2)
Habitat
arid habitats(2)
Food
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.