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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Superfamilia: Curculionoidea

Familia: Curculionidae
Subfamilia: Curculioninae
Tribus: Acentrini - Ancyloenemidini - Anoplini - Anthonomini - Camarotini - Cenchrenini - Ceratopodini - Cionini - Cranopoeini - Cryptoplini - Curculionini - Demimaeini - Derelomini - Diabathrariini - Ellescini - Erodiscini - Eugnomini - Geochini - Gonipterini - Itini - Mecinini - Neosharpiini - Nerthopini - Otidocephalini - Piazorhinini - Prionobrachiini - Pyropini - Rhamphini - Smicronychini - Sphaeriopoeini - Storeini - Styphlini - Tychiini - Ulomascini - Viticiini

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Curculioninae Latreille, 1802

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Subfamily Curculioninae - atlas of weevils (Curculionidae) of Russia

The beetle subfamily Curculioninae is part of the weevil family Curculionidae. It contains over 23,500 described species in 2,200 genera, and is therefore the largest weevil subfamily. Given that the beetle order (Coleoptera) contains about one-quarter of all known organisms, the Curculioninae represent one of the – if not the – most successful radiations of terrestrial Metazoa.[1]

Many weevils of this group are commonly known as flower weevils or acorn and nut weevils, after a food commonly eaten by Curculioninae larvae and imagines — the reproductive organs of plants.


This large subfamily is divided into around 30 tribes. Delimitation of the Curculioninae is fairly robust considering its enormous size; there is some dispute, however, in their exact boundary with the Molytinae. The Phrynixini and Trypetidini are also included in the Curculioninae by some authors, but more often they are considered Molytinae; conversely, the Itini are usually placed in the Curculioninae but sometimes in the Molytinae, which are also expanded by certain authors to include, among others, the whole Cryptorhynchinae. These, as well as the Ceutorhynchinae, are sometimes included in the Curculioninae as additional tribes Cryptorhynchini and Ceutorhynchini. And some genera while almost certainly Curculioninae, are too unusual and/or ancient to be easily assigned to a specific tribe.

Features used to distinguish some of the tribes are:
Pygidium exposed Acalyptini[2]
Foreleg femora with large triangular tooth Camarotini[3]
Tarsi with one claw (not two) Cryptoplini (including Haplonychini)
Mandibular (chewing) motion vertical (not horizontal) some Curculionini
Prothorax with lateral keels Derelomini[2]
Prothorax narrowed at base (ant mimic) Erodiscini[3]
Hindleg femora enlarged Eugnomini (with triangular tooth)
Rhamphini (swollen for jumping)
Tarsal claws fused at base Smicronychini[3]
Prosternum anterior to foreleg coxae has a groove into which the rostrum is tucked
(if groove continues posterior to coxae: Cryptorhynchinae) Storeini
List of tribes

The subfamily Curculioninae consists of the following tribes:[4]
Some notable genera are also listed.

Acalyptini Thomson, 1859
AcentriniSeidlitz, 1890[5]
Acentrusini Alonso-Zarazaga, 2005
Ancylocnemidini Voss, 1962
Anoplini Bedel, 1884[5][6]
Anthonomini Thomson, 1859
Camarotini Schönherr, 1833
Ceratopodini Lacordaire, 1863
Cionini Schönherr, 1825
Cranopoeini Kuschel, 2009
Cryptoplini Lacordaire, 1863
Curculionini Latreille, 1802
Derelomini Lacordaire, 1865
Diabathrariini Lacordaire, 1863
Ellescini Thomson, 1859
Erodiscini Lacordaire, 1863
Eugnomini Lacordaire, 1863
Geochini Zimmerman, 1994[6]
Gonipterini Lacordaire, 1863
Itini Reitter, 1913[6]
Mecinini Gistel, 1848
Neosharpiini Hoffmann, 1956[6]
Nerthopini Lacordaire, 1865
Otidocephalini Lacordaire, 1863
Piazorhinini Lacordaire, 1863
Prionobrachiini Hustache, 1938
Pyropini Lacordaire, 1865
Rhamphini Rafinesque, 1815
Smicronychini Seidlitz, 1891
Sphaeriopoeini Kuschel, 2003
Storeini Lacordaire, 1863
Styphlini Jekel, 1861
Tychiini Gistel, 1848
Ulomascini Lacordaire, 1865
Viticiini Morimoto, 1983

See also

List of Curculioninae genera


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Kojima & Morimoto 2005
Marvaldi & Lanteri 2005
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Marvaldi, A.E.; Lanteri, A.A. (2005). "Key to higher taxa of South American weevils based on adult characters (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea)" (PDF). Revista Chilena de Historia Natural. 78 (1): 65–87. doi:10.4067/s0716-078x2005000100006.
Kojima, H.; Morimoto, K. (2005). "Weevils of the Tribe Acalyptini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae): Redefinition and a taxonomic treatment of the Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese species" (PDF). Esakia. 45: 69–115. doi:10.5109/2704. S2CID 86802907. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2009-04-06.

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