Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

September 1992


Published in Insecta Mundi Vol. 6, No. 3-4, September-December, 1992. Copyright © 1992 by Anderson.

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The fauna of Curculionoidea (exclusive of the subfamilies Scolytinae and Platypodinae of the Curculionidae) is surveyed for Dade and Monroe Counties in southern Florida. Numbers of genera and species represented are as follows: Anthribidae (12 genera, 22 species), Belidae (1 genus, 2 species), Attelabidae (3 genera, 3 species), Brentidae (6 genera, 14 species) and Curculionidae (115 genera, 249 species). No Nemonychidae are recorded from southern Florida. Included in the totals are 26 species considered as introduced to the region and 5 species likely not established in the region.

Twenty apparently undescribed species are recorded. Fifteen are assignable to genera as follows; Ormiscus (2) (Anthribidae), and Podapion (1) (Brentidae), and Prosaldius (1), Acalles (6), Calles (1), Zascelis (1), Notolomus (1), Lixus (1), and Conotmchelus (1) (Curculionidae). The generic placement of 5 undescribed species of Curculionidae is uncertain and descriptions of new genera may be required.

New generic records for the United States of America are Homocloeus Jordan (Anthribidae), and Stenotrupis Wollaston (Curculionidae; Cossoninae) and Heilus Kuschel (Curculionidae; Curculioninae). New species records for the United States are Homocloeus distentm Frieser and Homochw sexverrucatm (Suffrian) (Anthribidae) and Stenotrupis acicula Wollaston, Caulophilus rufotestuceus (Champion), Minominus minimus (Boheman) (Curculionidae; Cossoninae), and Anthonomus rubricosus Boheman and Heilus bioculatus (Boheman) (Curculionidae; Curculioninae).

Particularly well-represented in terms of species diversity is the anthribid genus Ormiscus (6), the brentid genus Apion (9) and the curculionid genera Listronotus (21), Anthonomus (14), Acalles (13), Conotrachelus (11), Tyloderma (10) and Sphenophorus (10).

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