Ambates leopardinus, from the Smithsonian Institution.

Belongs within: Baridinae.

Ambates is a genus of weevils found in the Amazon region.

Characters (from Casey 1922): Beak arcuate, cylindric, antennae inserted at about middle of beak; anterior coxae contiguous; tibiae pluricostulate; claws arcuate, free; elytra not laterally carinulate, ornamentation circumambient.

    |--A. benoisti Hustache 1949 H49
    |--A. bisignatus H49
    |--A. boliviensis Hustache 1949 H49
    |--A. chaetopus Champion 1909 D09
    |--A. claveri Hustache 1949 H49
    |--A. delicatulus Hustache 1949 H49
    |--A. foveifrons Hustache 1949 H49
    |--A. obliquatus Hustache 1949 H49
    |--A. obliquevittatus Hustache 1949 H49
    |--A. rufulus Hustache 1949 H49
    |--A. rugosus H49
    `--A. sulphureus Hustache 1949 H49

*Type species of generic name indicated


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