Listroderini LeConte, 1876,

Morrone, Juan J., 2013, The subtribes and genera of the tribe Listroderini (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Cyclominae): Phylogenetic analysis with systematic and biogeographical accounts, ZooKeys 273, pp. 15-71: 20

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Listroderini LeConte, 1876


Tribe Listroderini LeConte, 1876  Figs 18-35

Listroderi  LeConte, 1876: 124.

Listroderitos  Germain, 1895: 287.

Listroderina  Champion, 1902: 120.

Listroderini  Hustache, 1926: 175.

Listroderinae  Thompson, 1992: 876.

Type genus.

Listroderes  Schönherr, 1826.


Very small to very large (1.0-22.8 mm); integument reddish brown (black in Acrostomus  ); vestiture consisting mostly of dense scales and setae (rarely only scales or setae), setae on rostrum and pronotum directed anteriad or mesad, on elytra posteriad; rostrum stout and very short to slender, as long as or longer than pronotum; scrobes usually lateral; epistome poorly demarcated, rarely raised ( Acrostomus  ); eyes usually large, flat, transverse or subcircular; mandibles with two apical cusps and paucisetose (1-4 setae); antennae with funicle 7-segmented, segments 1 and usually 2 elongate, clubs fusiform or inflated; prothorax with or without postocular lobes; prosternum long, non-excavate; elytra oblong-oval, elongate-oval or subrectangular; tibiae mucronate, generally with spurs (when present pro- and mesotibiae with 1 spur and metatibiae with 1-2 spurs); claws divaricate, simple or with slight basal swelling; aedeagus with tegmen lacking parameres (reduced in Methypora  ); distal gonocoxites membranous, generally simple, with large, apical or subapical stylus carrying a tuft of setae, but occasionally without stylus and apex of gonocoxite flattened and bent outwards.

Comparative notes.

Listroderini were formerly considered as related to Rhythirrinini  ( Kuschel 1971; Anderson and Morrone 1996; Morrone 1997a, b, 2002a; Anderson 2002). Oberprieler (2010, in press) considered Notiomimetini  to be close relatives of Listroderini  , although he suggested that more detailed studies would be required to decide whether they should be merged into a single tribe or not. Based on the results of this analysis, Listroderini  and Notiomimetini  (Aphela) are hypothesized to be sister tribes.


Larvae of Listroderini  are generally oligophagous ectophytic root-feeders ( Oberprieler in press). Adults feed on the leaves of a variety of angiosperms ( Morrone 2011).

Key to the subtribes of Listroderini