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Species Sibinia suturalis

Sibinia suturalis (Schaeffer) - Sibinia suturalis Sibinia suturalis (Schaeffer) - Sibinia suturalis
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 Curculioninae
Tribe Tychiini (Leguminous Seed Weevils)
Subtribe Tychiina
Genus Sibinia
Species suturalis (Sibinia suturalis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sibinia suturalis (Schaeffer)
Orig. Comb: Tychius suturalis Schaeffer 1908
The name Tychius suturalis Schaeffer, 1908, is a junior primary homonym of T. suturalis Brisout, 1861. Since Schaeffer's species was misidentified as Tychius, the "actuality principle" (Mayr 1969) is cited as justification for retention of the name suturalis for this Sibinia. (1)
2.23-3.12 mm (1)
AZ to w. TX / Mex. - Map (1)(1)(2)(3)
mostly: Jun-Aug (1)
Acacia, Mimosa, Prosopis (Fabaceae) in Mexico (4)
Type Locality: Huachuca Mtns, Cochise Co., Arizona
Print References
Clark, W.E. 1978. The weevil genus Sibinia: natural history, taxonomy, phylogeny, and zoogeography, with revision of the New World species. Quaestiones Entomolgicae 14(2): 91-387. (1)
Mayr, E. 1969. Principles of systematic zoology. McGraw-Hill, New York. 328 pp.
Schaeffer, C. 1908. New Rhynchophora III. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 16: 213-222. (Full Text)
Internet References
Type Info - Smithsonian
Works Cited
1.The weevil genus Sibinia: natural history, taxonomy, phylogeny, and zoogeography.
Wayne E. Clark. 1978. Quaestiones Entomolgicae 14(2): 91-387.
2.Annotated checklist of the weevils (Curculionidae sensu lato) of North America, Central America, and the West Indies...
O'Brien C.W., Wibmer G.J. 1982. Mem. Am. Ent. Inst. 34: x+382 pp.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera) from the state of Guanajuato, Mexico
Salas-Araiza, M.D., C.W. O'Brien and J. Romero-Napoles. 2001. Insecta Mundi 15(1): 45-57.