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The leaf-rolling weevils (Coleoptera:
Rhynchitidae, Attelabidae) of the world fauna
The Rhynchitidae and
Attelabidae (leaf-rolling weevils) is a widespread group includes more
than 2000 species. The characteristic feature of these beetles is the specific
care of the descendants. Some species make various leaf rolls for their
larvae. Others damage fruits or vegetative parts of plants in which their
larvae will develop inside. The leaf-rolling weevils are the characteristic
inhabitants of wood biotopes. They reach the greatest variety in tropical
and subtropical forests. They play an essential role in ecosystems as customers
of foliage. The leaf-rolling weevils are widely distributed throughout
most parts of the world, but they do not occur in New Zealand and the Hawaiian
Islands. The greatest number of species is distributed in the Oriental,
Afrotropical and Neotropical biogeographic regions.
leaf-rolling weevils such as Rhynchites bacchus,
are agricultural pests. Many leaf-rolling weevil species damage trees and
bushes in forests and parks.
Cycnotrachelus flavotuberosus Allolabus kresli
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