Anthribidae


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Anthribidae

[an′thrib·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The fungus weevils, a family of coleopteran insects in the superfamily Curculionoidea.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Anthribidae

 

a family of insects similar to the family Cur-culionidae. The body is terete and measures 1.7–40 mm long. There are approximately 2,200 species, found primarily in the tropics. More than 20 species are distributed in the USSR. The majority of these insects develop in dead wood. Species of the genus Brachytarsus are beneficial since they feed on the eggs of scale insects. The coffee-bean weevil (Araeocerus fasciculatus) is injurious to the seeds of various tropical plants, particularly cacao beans.

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Illustrierter Katalog und Bibliographie der Anthribidae der Welt (Insecta: Coleoptera), Mitteilungen des Entomologischen Vereins Stuttgart 39: 1-288.
(2004), the most frequent seed damaging insects of native forest species, especially Fabaceae, are Coleoptera belonging to Bruchidae, Anthribidae, Curculionidae and Cerambvcidae, Diptera of the Tephritidae family and Lepidoptera of Pvralidae family.
Dimorphism and allometry of Systaltocerus platyrhinus and Hypselotropis prasinata (Coleoptera: Anthribidae).
Checklist of the weevils occurring in the Netherlands and adjacent regions (Curculionoidea: Curculionidae, Apionidae, Attelabidae, Urodontidae, Anthribidae and Nemonychidae).
Newton (Staphylinidae); Charles O'Brien (Curculionidae); Philip Perkins (Hydraenidae); Robert Rabaglia (Scolytidae); Steve Schott (Heteroceridae); Paul Skelley (Anthribidae, Biphyllidae, Endomychidae, Cucujidae & Cryptophagidae); Andrew Smith (Scarabaeidae); Margaret Thayer (Staphylinidae); Michael Thomas (Cucujidae); C.
Old traps for new weevils: new records for curculionids (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), brentids (Coleoptera: Brentidae) and anthribids (Coleoptera: Anthribidae) from Jefferson Co., Florida.
Orden Familia Bosque Arbustal Pastizal Diptera Tipididae 20 19 82 Mycetophilidae 8 9 Culicidae 5 2 Sin determinar 33 101 64 Hymenoptera Braconidae 8 27 16 Ichneumonidae 1 15 6 Evanidae 3 Sphecidae 1 Eurytomidae 1 Tenthredinidae 1 Sin determinar 1 Araneae Tetragnathidae 1 17 19 Theridiidae 2 3 Caponiidae 5 Linyphiidae 3 1 Araneidae 1 Hemiptera Cicadellidae 16 6 Pyrrhocoridae 7 Aphidae 2 1 Delphacidae 1 1 Enicocephalidae 1 Pentatomidae 1 Membracidae 1 Sin determinar 1 Coleoptera Anthribidae 5 3 Curculionidae 7 Lycidae 2 3 Cantharidae 1 1 Sin determinar 2 1 Psocoptera sp.
Orden Familia Bosque Arbustal Pastizal Diptera Tipulidae 20 19 82 Mycetophilidae 8 9 Culicidae 5 2 Sin determinar 33 101 64 Hymenoptera Braconidae 8 27 16 Ichneumonidae 1 15 6 Evanidae 3 Sphecidae 1 Eurytomidae 1 Tenthredinidae 1 Sin determinar 1 Araneae Tetragnathidae 1 17 19 Theridiidae 2 3 Caponiidae 5 Linyphiidae 3 1 Araneidae 1 Hemiptera Cicadellidae 16 6 Pyrrhocoridae 7 Aphidae 2 1 Delphacidae 1 1 Enicocephalidae 1 Pentatomidae 1 Membracidae 1 Sin determinar 1 Coleoptera Anthribidae 5 3 Curculionidae 7 Lycidae 2 3 Cantharidae 1 1 Sin determinar 2 1 Psocoptera sp.
(2002), Staphylinidae including Micropeplinae, Dasycerinae, Scaphidiinae, and Pselaphinae; Curculionoidea including Bruchidae, Urodontidae, Anthribidae, Nemonychidae, Attelabidae, Brentidae, Apionidae, Brachyceridae, and Rhynchophoridae (= Dryophthoridae).