Eurhinina

Eurhinus festivus, photographed by Bernardo Navarrete.

Belongs within: Baridinae.

The Eurhinina are a group of weevils characterised by a brilliant metallic coloration in the adults. Larvae of the genus Eurhinus create galls in the stems of Vitaceae.

Characters (from Casey 1922): Body shining, wholly glabrous throughout; femora mutic; pygidium vertical and well developed, differing only slightly in the sexes. Posterior lobe of prosternum extending about as far as mesocoxal tangent. Antennal funicle often peculiarly modified, very thick and compact form in many species.

<==Eurhinina
    |--Barycerus collaris Gyllenhal 1836 D09
    |--Eurhinopsella Hustache 1949 [=Eurhonopsellix (l. c.)] H49
    |    `--*E. triangularis Hustache 1949 H49
    |--Pseudeurhinus Hustache 1949 H49
    |    `--*P. violaceocoeruleus Hustache 1949 H49
    |--Barycerellus Hustache 1949 H49
    |    `--*B. difformis Hustache 1949 H49
    `--Eurhinus D09
         |--E. aeneus Schoenherr 1844 D09
         |--E. ascensionensis Hustache 1949 H49
         |--E. cavicornis H49
         |--E. festivus (Fabricius 1792) D09
         |--E. lobicornis Hustache 1949 H49
         |--E. purpureus Hustache 1949 H49
         `--E. viridis H49

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

Casey, T. L. 1922. Notes on the Coleoptera vol. 10. Studies in the rhynchophorous subfamily Barinae of the Brazilian fauna. New Era Printing Company: Lankester (PA).

[D09] Davis, S. R. 2009. Morphology of Baridinae and related groups (Coleoptera, Curculionidae). ZooKeys 10: 1-136.

[H49] Hustache, A. 1949. Nouveaux Barinae Sud Américains. Première partie—Ambatini, Peridinetini, Pantotelini, Cyrionichyna et Optanini. Boletim do Museu Nacional, nova serie, Zoologia 95: 1-55.

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