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Anthonomus grandis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae
Subfamily: Curculioninae
Tribe: Anthonomini
Genus: Anthonomus
Germar, 1817


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.

A. rubi from Germany


The taxonomy of the genus is still under revision. It is unclear whether Cnemocyllus should be a genus or a subgenus within Anthonomus.[1] Research suggests that the genus Hampea in the mallow family was the original host plant for the A. grandis species group.[2]

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  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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).

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