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. The pygidium is exposed in the genera Eurhinus and Barycerellus but covered by the elytra in Eurhinopsella triangularis and Pseudeurhinus violaceocoeruleus (Hustache 1949). 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.

    |--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 Illiger 1807 [=Camptorhynchus Latreille 1829 non Fischer 1808, Eurhin] Z94
         |--E. aeneus Schoenherr 1844 D09
         |--E. ascensionensis Hustache 1949 H49
         |--E. cavicornis H49
         |--E. cupripes B14
         |--‘Camptorhynchus’ dorsalis Chevrolat in Boisduval 1835 B35
         |--E. festivus (Fabricius 1792) D09
         |--E. lobicornis Hustache 1949 H49
         |--E. magnificus Gyllenhal 1836 B14
         |--E. purpureus Hustache 1949 H49
         |--E. viridis H49
         `--E. yucatecus B14

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B35] Boisduval, J. B. 1835. Voyage de Découvertes de l’Astrolabe. Exécuté par ordre du Roi, pendant les années 1826–1827–1828–1829, sous le commandement de M. J. Dumont d'Urville. Faune entomologique de l'océan Pacifique, avec l'illustration des insectes nouveaux recueillis pendant le voyage vol. 2. Coléoptères et autres ordres. J. Tastu: Paris.

[B14] Bouchard, P. (ed.) 2014. The Book of Beetles: A lifesize guide to six hundred of nature's gems. Ivy Press: Lewes (United Kingdom).

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.

[Z94] Zimmerman, E. C. 1994. Australian Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) vol. 2. Brentidae, Eurhynchidae, Apionidae and a chapter on immature stages by Brenda May. CSIRO Australia.

Last updated: 21 September 2018.

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