Platypodinae

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Platypodinae
Platypus cylindrus.jpg
Platypus cylindrus
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Platypodinae

Shuckard, 1840
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Platypodinae is a weevil subfamily in the family Curculionidae. They are important early decomposers of dead woody plant material in wet tropics; all but two species are ambrosia beetles that cultivate fungi in tunnels excavated in dead wood as the sole food for their larvae. They are sometimes known as pinhole borers.[1]

Genera[edit]

Tribus: Mecopelmini

Tribus: Platypodini

Tribus: Schedlariini

Tribus: Tesserocerini

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jordal, Bjarte H. (2015). "Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the weevil subfamily Platypodinae reveals evolutionarily conserved range patterns". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 92: 294–307. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.05.028. PMID 26190520.
  2. ^ WikiSpecies Data related to Platypodinae at Wikispecies

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