CurculionidaeChrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Diamond Weevil) Lixus Perperus lateralis (White-striped Weevil)

The family Curculionidae are group of weevils, that are commonly called True Weevils or Snout Beetles. Curculionidae are one of the largest animal families with some 6,800 genera and 83,000 species described worldwide.

Within this group is the genus Lixus, which has about 950 described species.

Snout Beetle, (genus Lixus, family Curculionidae), Alice Springs NT
Snout Beetle (genus Lixus, family Curculionidae), Alice Springs NT
Snout Beetle (genus Lixus, family Curculionidae), Alice Springs NT
Snout Beetle (genus Lixus, family Curculionidae), Alice Springs NT
Snout Beetle (genus Lixus, family Curculionidae), Alice Springs NT
Snout Beetle (genus Lixus, family Curculionidae), Alice Springs NT

For more information about the family Curculionidae, check out the links in the footnote and references below.

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  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Suborder: Polyphaga
  • Superfamily: Curculionoidea
  • Subfamily:
    (Atlas of Living Australia had 15 subfamilies, at time of wriiting 29 Oct 2023)

Footnote & References

  1. Australasian Beetles Only, Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/1180404322409639
  2. Lixus Fabricius, 1801, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/df1ad94e-0ea3-4f23-97c6-c04d13fc0087
  3. Genus Lixus, iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/71157-Lixus
  4. All Weevil (Curculionoidea) sightings, NatureMapr, https://canberra.naturemapr.org/categories/239

CurculionidaeChrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Diamond Weevil) Lixus Perperus lateralis (White-striped Weevil)

ColeopteraAmarygmus sp Anoplognathus sp Aphanestes gymnopleura Buprestidae Cerambycidae Coleoptera (Beetles) Curculionidae Digitonthophagus gazella Dung Beetle Eretes australis Helea scaphiformis Ladybirds (Beetles) Lepidiota Lucanidae Neospades sp Omorgus Paropsine Beetle Paropsisterna sp Pittosporum Leaf Beetle (Lamprolina impressicollis) Protaetia fusca Pterohelaeus sp Rhipiceridae Scarabaeidae Xylophilostenus octophyllus

InsectsBees Beetles Blattodea Butterflies Coleoptera Cicada Crabronidae Diptera Dragonflies & Damselflies Formicidae Hemiptera Mango Planthopper Moths Orthoptera Orthopteroid Processionary Caterpillar Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs and Allies Syrphidae Wasps Water Scorpion Witchetty Grub