Original paper

The Systematic Position of Nemonyx Redtenbacher (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Nemonychidae)

Crowson, Roy A

Entomologia Generalis Volume 11 Number 1-2 (1985), p. 57 - 58

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published: Dec 1, 1985

DOI: 10.1127/entom.gen/11/1985/57

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A familia Nemonychidae, containing the European genera Nemonyx Redtenbacher 1845, Cimberis Gozis 1881 and Diodyrrhynchus Schoenherr 1834 was recognised by Hoffmann [1945], and Crowson [1955], but treated as a subfamilia of Anthribidae by Anderson [1947]. The most important later works dealing with the group have been those of Kuschel [1954, 1959, 1983], and Ter-Minassian [1984]. The larva of Cimberis was described by Anderson [1947], while those of Cimberis and the New Zealand Rhinorrhynchus Sharp 1882 have been studied by Crowson, those of several other genera by Kuschel [personal communication], and that of Nemonyx by Ter-Minassian [1984]. The larva of Nemonyx proves to differ sharply from those of Cimberis and Rhinorrhynchus, and other genera [Kuschel: in litt] in having well-developed pedes thoracis with at least 3 distinct segments, a feature not known in any other larva of Curculionoidea. It also, according to Ter-Minassian's figures, differs markedly from other known larvae of Nemonychidae in the form of the suturae dorsales of the caput.