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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1942. Department of Entomology.


Copyright 1942, the author. Used by permission.


This report is concerned with a taxonomic study of the Rhynchophora, or snout beetles, in the collection of the Department of Entomology of the University of Nebraska. No changes in the previously accepted structure of classification of this group of insects are proposed and only a few specimens, to be described later, are considered as new species. Throughout this study, the writer has been impressed with the fact that the greatest need in the field of taxonomy is a clarification of the status of existing species, rather than the description of additional species, the validity of which in some instances may be questionable.

Advisors: Myron H. Swenk and H. Douglas Tate