A specimen of Solenosternus photographed by Juan Enrique Barriga-Tuñón. So far as I have been able to find, the species listed below have never been illustrated.

Belongs within: Baridinae.

This is a diverse genus of weevils found in South and Central America. Marshall (1946) identified that the genus name is preoccupied and provided the replacement name Heterothorax. Kuschel (1983) synonymised this genus with Solenosternus.

Characters (from Casey 1922): Oval to cylindric in form, always rather closely and strongly, sometimes extremely densely, punctate. Beak varying from rather short and moderately thick to longer and slender, especially in the female; antennae moderate, with oval pubescent club. Prothorax never more than feebly tubulate at apex; scutellum varying from minute and rounded to transversely quadrate in form; elytra moderately grooved, individually rounded at apex; pygidium small and semicircular. Tarsi small and slender, with the claws contiguous at base and generally feebly but sometimes quite notably diverging.

    |--H. amictus Hustache 1951 H51
    |--H. canaliculatus Hustache 1951 H51
    |--H. corruptor Hustache 1951 H51
    |--H. denieri Hustache 1951 H51
    |--H. densepunctatus Hustache 1951 H51
    |--H. ellipticus Hustache 1951 H51
    |--H. foveolatus Hustache 1951 H51
    |--H. frontalis Hustache 1951 H51
    |--H. goyazensis Hustache 1951 H51
    |--H. gracilicornis Hustache 1951 H51
    |--H. macrophthalmus Hustache 1951 H51
    |--H. metallescens Hustache 1951 H51
    |--H. nodieri Hustache 1951 H51
    |--H. pubescens Hustache 1951 H51
    |--H. sericellus Hustache 1951 H51
    `--H. subtriangularis Hustache 1951 H51

*Type species of generic name indicated


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).

[H51] Hustache, A. 1951. Nouveaux Barinae Sud Américains. Deuxième partie – Barina. Boletim do Museu Nacional, nova serie, Zoologia 96: 1-78.

Kuschel, G. 1983. New synonymies and combinations of Baridinae from the Neotropic and Nearctic regions (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Coleopterists Bulletin 37 (1): 34-44.

Marshall, G. A. K. 1946. Taxonomic notes on Curculionidae (Col.) Journal of Natural History, series 11, 13 (98): 93-98.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Markup Key:
- <b>bold</b> = bold
- <i>italic</i> = italic
- <a href="http://www.fieldofscience.com/">FoS</a> = FoS