This monograph deals with the species of the families Nemonychidae, Anthribidae and Attelabidae (Curculionoidea, Coleoptera) of Continental Europe north of 52 Degrees N and of the British Isles. 50 species are included. For each species a short diagnosis and detailed information on the taxonomy, nomenclature, geographic distribution, life habits, hosts and parasites is given.The book contains keys from family level to species and is finely illustrated with over 100 black and white drawings, almost all of which are originals drawn by the author and furthermore with four plates showing 35 representative species skilfully depicted in colour by Birgitte Rubaek.The introductory part provides general information on the taxonomic history, morphology of all life stages, life history and economic importance, comments on phylogeny and classification and some practical hints on how to collect, preserve and identify specimens. In addition lists of hosts and parasites, a catalogue of occurrence by province for the 33 species found in Fennoscandia and Denmark, an extensive list of literature and an index are given.The main objective of the book is to provide a comprehensive systematic treatment of the North European Nemonychidae, Anthribidae and Attelabidae based on richly illustrated identification keys and descriptions combined with up-to-date information on the distribution and biology of individual species. Volume 34 of this series treated the Brentidae. These volumes thus complete the treatment of the four orthocerous weevil families (weevils with straight antennae) within the superfamily Curculionoidea, and are indispensable for anyone - professional or amateur - working with or interested in weevils.
Abstract; Introduction (Classification and nomenclature; Illustrations; Geographic areas and definitions); Acknowledgements Taxonomic history of the Nemonychidae, Anthribidae and Attelabidae State of knowledge of the Nordic species Collecting Preserving and Identification Phylogeny and classifications Superfamily Curculionoidea (Rhynchophora) Key to North and Central European families of Curculionoidea Morphology (Adults; Eggs; Larvae; Early larval stages; Pupae)Bionomics and ecology Economic importanceCheck list of taxa Family Nemonychidae Bedel, 1882 Key to subfamilies of Nemonychidae Subfamily Nemonychinae Bedel, 1882 Genus Nemonyx Linnaeus Redtenbacher, 1845 Subfamily Cimberidinae Gozis, 1882 Tribus Cimberidini Gozis, 1882 Genus Cimberis Des Gozis, 1881 Tribus Doydirhynchini Pierce, 1916 Genus Doydirhynchus Dejean, 1821 Family Anthribidae Billberg, 1820 Key to subfamilies of Anthribidae Subfamily Anthribinae Billberg, 1820 Tribus Tropiderini Lacordaire, 1866 Genus Tropideres Schoenherr, 1823 Genus Gonotropis LeConte, 1876 Tribus Stenocerini Kolbe, 1895 Genus Allandrus Le Conte, 1876 Genus Phaeochrotes Pascoe, 1860 Genus Enedreytes Schoenherr, 1839 Tribus Platyrhinini Bedel, 1882 Genus Platyrhinus [Clairville], 1798 Tribus Zygaenodini Lacordaire, 1866 Genus Rhaphitropis Reitter, 1916 Genus Dissoleucas Jordan, 1925 Tribus Platystomini Pierce, 1916 Genus Platystomos Schneider, 1791) Tribus Anthribini Billberg, 1820 Genus Anthribus Geoffroy, 1762 Subfamily Choraginae W. Kirby, 1819 Tribus Araecerini Lacordaire, 1866 Genus Araecerus Schoenherr, 1823 Tribus Choragini W. Kirby, 1819 Genus Choragus W. Kirby, 1819 Genus Pseudochoragus Petri, 1912 Subfamily Urodontinae C.G. Thomson, 1859Genus Bruchela Dejean, 1821 Family Attelabidae Billberg, 1820 Key to subfamilies of Attelabidae Subfamily Rhynchitinae Gistel, 1856 Tribus Auletini Desbrochers, 1908 Genus Auletobius Desbrochers, 1869 Tribus Rhynchitini Gistel, 1856 Genus Lasiorhynchites Jekel, 1860 Genus Temnocerus Thunberg, 1815 Genus Neocoenorrhinus Voss, 1952 Genus Rhynchites Schneider, 1791 Tribus Byctiscini Voss, 1923 Genus Byctiscus C.G. Thomson, 1859 Tribus Deporaini Voss, 1929 Genus Deporaus Samouelle, 1819 Subgenus Chonostropheus Prell, 1924 Subgenus Deporaus s.str. Subfamily Attelabinae Billberg, 1820 Tribus Attelabini Billberg, 1820 Genus Attelabus Linnaeus, 1758 Tribus Apoderini Lacordaire, 1863 Genus Apoderus Olivier, 1807 Catalogue of distribution; Colour Plates; Literature; Index of host plants; Index of parasites (Hymenoptera); Index