Anthonomus is a genus of weevils. This genus includes major agricultural pests such as the boll weevil, strawberry blossom weevil, and pepper weevil, as well as promising biological pest control agents such as Anthonomus santacruzi.
The taxonomy of the genus is still under revision. It is unclear whether Cnemocyllus should be a genus or a subgenus within Anthonomus. Research suggests that the genus Hampea in the mallow family was the original host plant for the A. grandis species group.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Anthonomus.|
|Wikispecies has information related to Anthonomus|
- Clark, W. E. and H. R. Burke (2005). "Revision of the subgenus Cnemocyllus Dietz of the weevil genus Anthonomus Germar (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Anthonomini)". Insecta Mundi.
- Robert W. Jones. "Evolution of the Host Plant Associations of the Anthonomus grandis Species Group (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): Phylogenetic Tests of Various Hypotheses". Annals of the Entomological Society of America January 2001 pgs 51-58.
- Majka, C. G., et al. (2007).
- The weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, II: New records from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and regional zoogeography. Can. Entomol 139, 397-442.
|This Curculionidae-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|