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True weevils (Part 1). Coleoptera: Curculionidae (subfamilies Raymondionyminae to Smicronychinae)

True Weevils i

RES Handbooks for the identification of British Insects. Volume 5 part 17b.

M.G. Morris, 2002, 149pp.

An introduction is given to weevils of the subfamilies Raymondionyminae to Smicronychinae, designated as part of the 'true weevils' (family Curculionidae). Difficulties occasioned by the fluid state of the higher classification of the Curculionoidea are outlined. Summaries are given of the biology, life-history and phenology, economic importance, distribution and conservation of the species covered. A checklist os species is included.

Illustrated keys are provided to subfamilies of British Curculionoidae, and to the species covered in this handbook. The entry for each species includes characters for distinguishing the sexes and information on biology, larval foodplants, distribution within the British Isles and zoogeographic range. Those species with 'Red Data Book' staus are indicated.


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