Curculionoidea of southern Florida: An annotated checklist (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea [excluding Curculionidae; Scolytinae, Platypodinae])


  • Robert S. Anderson


The fauna of Curculionoidea (exclusive ofthe 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 Cureulionidae (1115 genera, 249 species). No Nemonychidae are recorded from southern Florida. Included in the totals are 25 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(l)(Brentidae),and Prosaldius (l),Acalles(6),Callels (1), Zascelis (l), Notolomus (1), Lixus (1), and Conotrachelus (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 distentus Frieser and Homocloeus sexverrucatus (Suffrian) (Anthribidae) and Stenotrupis acicula Wollaston, Caulophilus rufotestaceus (Champion), Micromimus 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).