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Rhynchaenus fagi meyers 1888 v16 p352.jpg
Rhynchaenus fagi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae
Subfamily: Curculioninae
Tribe: Rhamphini
Genus: Rhynchaenus
Illiger, 1798
Type species
Curculio viminalis
Fabricius, 1775

Rhynchaenus xylostei

Rhynchaenus is a genus of beetles alternatively place in the subfamilies Rhynchaeninae or in Curculioninae, of family Curculionidae.[1][2] It previously included the genus Orchestes, but is now restricted to a smaller group of species, all of which occur in Europe, Japan, or North Africa and feed on Asteraceae plants.[3] Reports of its occurrence in North America are erroneous.[4]


A large number of species have been assigned under the Rhynchaenus genera although some species originally assigned to Rhynchaenus now belong in a different genera[5][6]


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Further reading[edit]

  • Uber die Russelkaferarten der Gattung Stenocarus Thoms. und Rhynchaenus Clairv. (Coleoptera, Curculionidae).
  • Revision of the Japanese species of Chrysocharis (Hymenoptera, Eulophidae), 1.
  • Hyponomological fauna of Slovenia. 25.
  • The weevils of Kansas: a manual for identification.
  • Digital-Weevil-Determination of West Palaearctic: Isochnus/Orchestes/Pseudorchestes/Rhamphus/Rhynchaenus/Tachyerges (Curculioninae: Rhamphini).
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