Historical biogeography of the hyperdiverse hidden snout weevils (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Cryptorhynchinae)
- BiologySystematic Entomology
The first dated phylogeny of the weevil subfamily Cryptorhynchinae is presented within a framework of Curculionoidea and is the first to suggest a highly supported sister‐group relationship between Attelabidae and Belidae.
Morphological and molecular characterisation of Australian pinhole borers (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Platypodinae)
The identification key produced in this study should be highly useful, in conjunction with the host-tree and biogeographic information, not only for future research but also for forestry and biosecurity researchers and managers in helping to understand and identify these cryptic beetles.
Phylogenetic analysis of the genus Laparocerus, with comments on colonisation and diversification in Macaronesia (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae)
The phylogenetic results confirm the monophyly of both the Madeiran and the Canarian clades, which originated ca.
Phylogenetic analysis of the complete mitogenome sequence of the raspberry weevil, Aegorhinus superciliosus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), supports monophyly of the tribe Aterpini.
The evolutionary history of maternal plant-manipulation and larval feeding behaviours in attelabid weevils (Coleoptera; Curculionoidea).
- BiologyMolecular phylogenetics and evolution
Can higher‐level phylogenies of weevils explain their evolutionary success? A critical review
Improved taxon sampling alone is not the solution, because the existing mid‐level classification of weevils is too deficient to permit inferences about natural lineages and their ancestral traits, and is recommended to be abandoned in favour of more narrowly focused reconstructions of the evolutionary history of generic and tribal groupings.
Morphology of Baridinae and related groups (Coleoptera, Curculionidae).
This study provides a fairly comprehensive, though by no means exhaustive, review of baridine external and internal morphology to aid future studies on the Curculionoidea group, particularly in phylogenetics.
New genus of the tribe Ceutorhynchini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from the late Oligocene of Enspel, southwestern Germany, with a remark on the role of weevils in the ancient food web
The new weevil genus Igneonasus gen. nov, of the tribe Ceutorhynchini, is described from the late Oligocene of Fossillagerstatte Enspel, Germany, where it is thought that weevils were at least sometimes an important food resource for the cyprinid fish Palaeorutilus enspelensis.
New records of weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Iran
- BiologyFar Eastern entomologist
Ten species, namely Bagous biimpressus Fåhraeus, 1845, Memptorrhynchus brevipennis (Kirsch, 1878), Stenoscelis submuricata (Schoenherr, 1832), and Aulacobaris picicornis (Marsham, 1802), are newly recorded from Iran for the first time.
Phylogeny and evolution of the superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)
Relationships among the subfamilies of Chrysomelidae inferred from small subunit ribosomal DNA and morphology, with special emphasis on the relationship among the flea beetles and the Galerucinae.