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Acta zoológica mexicana

On-line version ISSN 2448-8445Print version ISSN 0065-1737


MORRONE, Juan J.. Mexican weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea): a preliminary key to families and subfamilies. Acta Zool. Mex [online]. 2000, n.80, pp.131-141. ISSN 2448-8445.

Mexican weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) belong to the following families and subfamilies: Nemonychidae (Rhinorhynchinae), Anthribidae (Anthribinae and Choraginae), Belidae (Oxycoryninae), Attelabidae (Attelabinae and Rhynchitinae), Brentidae (Apioninae, Brentinae, and Cyladinae), Dryophthoridae (Dryophthorinae, Rhynchophorinae, and Orthognatinae), Erirhinidae (Erirhininae and Raymondionyminae), and Curculionidae (Entiminae, Thecesterninae, Cyclominae, Phytonominae, Curculioninae, Cryptorhynchinae, Zygopinae, Baridinae, Lixinae, Molytinae, Cossoninae, Scolytinae, and Platypodinae). A preliminary key to identify these families and subfamilies is presented. Some notes are also included, in order to compare the classification herein followed with those of previous authors.

Keywords : Curculionoidea; families; key; Mexico.

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