Curculionidae

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Weevils/Snout beetles
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Diaprepes abbreviatus


Adult citrus root weevil
Diaprepes abbreviatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Subkingdom:Metazoa
Phylum:Arthropoda
Subphylum:Hexapoda
Class:Insecta
Subclass:Pterygota
Infraclass:Neoptera
Superorder:Endopterygota
Order:Coleoptera
Suborder:Polyphaga

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Superfamily:Curculionoidea
Family:Curculionidae
Subgroups

See Subgroups of Curculionidae.

Curculionidae is the family of the "true" weevils (or snout beetles). With over 60,000 species described worldwide, it is the largest of beetle families.

They are recognized by their distinctive long snout and geniculate antennae with small clubs; beyond that curculionids have considerable diversity of form and size, with adult lengths ranging from 1 to 40 mm.

Weevils are almost entirely plant feeders, and most species are associated with a narrow range of hosts, in many cases only living on a single species.

With so many species to classify, the taxonomy of this family is quite complicated, authors disagreeing on the number and placement of various subfamilies, tribes, and subtribes. See subgroups of Curculionidae.

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SEM image of Curculionidae


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