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Male (left) and female specimens of Cyrtotrachelus dux
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae
Subfamily: Dryophthorinae
Tribe: Rhynchophorini
Schönherr, 1838
Sphenophorus cicatristriatus, Rocky Mountain Billbug
Cactophagus spinolae, Cactus weevil from Teotihuacan

The tribe Rhynchophorini is the largest member of the true weevil subfamily Dryophthorinae. Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal (1999) treated it as a distinct subfamily, Rhynchophorinae (in the family Dryophthoridae).[1] Weevils of this tribe have the pygidium (VII abdominal tergite) not covered by the elytra.

This tribe includes the largest weevils of the subfamily, such as palm weevils.

Genera and selected species[edit]


  1. ^ * Alonso-Zarazaga, M. A. & Lyal, C.H.C. 1999. A world catalogue of families and genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera, excepting Scolytidae and Platypodidae). Entomopraxis, SCP Edition, Barcelona
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "ITIS, Integrated Taxonomic Information System". Retrieved 2018-05-04.