Steriphus Erichson, 1842,

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: 33-34

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scientific name

Steriphus Erichson, 1842
status

 

Steriphus Erichson, 1842 

Steriphus  Erichson, 1842: 190.

Desiantha  Pascoe, 1870: 193 (type species: Desiantha caudata  Pascoe, 1870, subsequent designation by Zimmerman 1994: 697).

Brexius  Pascoe, 1870: 201 (type species: Brexius murinus  Pascoe, 1870, subsequent designation by Zimmerman 1994: 697).

Dryopais  Broun, 1885: 387 (type species: Dryopais variabilis  Broun, 1885, by indication, monotypy).

Xerostygnus  Broun, 1903: 79 (type species: Xerostygnus binodulus  Broun, 1903, by indication, monotypy).

Type species.

Steriphus solidus  Erichson, 1842 (by indication, monotypy).

Diagnosis.

Small to very small (3.0-6.5 mm); vestiture of subcircular scales and setae; scape long (surpassing posterior margin of eye when resting in scrobe); elytra with anteapical tubercle.

Relationships.

Steriphus  is the sister genus to the American genus Listronotus  .

Species included.

Steriphus albidoparsus  (Lea, 1928); Steriphus alpinus  (Lea, 1928); Steriphus angusticollis  (Pascoe, 1870); Steriphus ascitus  (Pascoe, 1876); Steriphus binodulus  Broun, 1903; Steriphus caudatus  (Pascoe, 1870); Steriphus curvisetosus  (Lea, 1928); Steriphus diversipes  (Pascoe,1870); Steriphus humeralis  (Lea, 1928); Steriphus incotaminatus  (Lea, 1899); Steriphus inermis  (Lea, 1928); Steriphus irrasus  (Lea, 1899); Steriphus longus  (Lea, 1928); Steriphus major  (Blackburn, 1890); Steriphus mecaspis  (Lea, 1899); Steriphus metallicus  (Lea, 1928); Steriphus mucronatus  (Lea, 1928); Steriphus murinus  (Pascoe, 1870); Steriphus parvicornis  (Lea, 1928); Steriphus parvonigrus  (Lea, 1928); Steriphus parvus  (Blackburn, 1890); Steriphus pullus  (Broun, 1910); Steriphus sericeus  (Blackburn, 1890); Steriphus solidus  Erichson, 1842; Steriphus stenoderes  (Lea, 1928); Steriphus variabilis  (Broun, 1885); Steriphus vittatus  (Blackburn, 1893).

Host plants.

Steriphus ascitus  : Baumea articulata  (R. Br.) Blake, Baumea rubiginosa  (Spreng.) Boeck., Scirpus fluviatilis  (Torr.) Sojak ( Cyperaceae  ) and Typha orientalis  C. B. Presl. ( Typhaceae  ); Steriphus diversipes  : Medicago sativa  L. ( Fabaceae  ) and Rumex acetosella  L. ( Polygonaceae  ); Steriphus variabilis  : Cotula  spp. ( Asteraceae  ), Dichondra  sp. ( Convolvulaceae  ) and Myriophyllum  sp. ( Haloragaceae  ) (May, 1977; Kuschel, 1990).

Immature stages.

Steriphus ascitus  , Steriphus caudatus  , Steriphus diversipes  and Steriphus variabilis  (May, 1970, 1977, 1993, 1994).

Geographical distribution.

Australia and New Zealand ( Schenkling and Marshall 1931; Kuschel 1972, 1990; May 1977; Zimmerman 1994).

Material examined.

Steriphus ascitus  (MZFC) and Steriphus variabilis  (MZFC).