Thyada barbicornis

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Thyada barbicornis
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T. barbicornis
Binomial name
Thyada barbicornis
(Pascoe, 1859)

Thyada barbicornis is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae, and the only species in the genus Thyada. It was described by Pascoe in 1859. [1]

Beetle order of insects

Beetles are a group of insects that form the order Coleoptera, in the superorder Endopterygota. Their front pair of wings are hardened into wing-cases, elytra, distinguishing them from most other insects. The Coleoptera, with about 400,000 species, is the largest of all orders, constituting almost 40% of described insects and 25% of all known animal life-forms; new species are discovered frequently. The largest of all families, the Curculionidae (weevils) with some 80,000 member species, belongs to this order. Found in almost every habitat except the sea and the polar regions, they interact with their ecosystems in several ways: beetles often feed on plants and fungi, break down animal and plant debris, and eat other invertebrates. Some species are serious agricultural pests, such as the Colorado potato beetle, while others such as Coccinellidae eat aphids, scale insects, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects that damage crops.

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Riodinidae family of insects

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Conservation status Indication of the chance of a species extinction, regardless of authority used

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New Zealand giraffe weevil species of insect

The New Zealand giraffe weevil, Lasiorhynchus barbicornis, is a distinctive straight-snouted weevil in the subfamily Brentinae, endemic to New Zealand. L. barbicornis is New Zealand's longest beetle, and shows extreme sexual dimorphism: males measure up to 90 mm, and females 50 mm, although there is an extreme range of body sizes in both sexes. In males the elongated snout can be nearly as long as the body. Male giraffe weevils use this long rostrum to battle over females, although small males can avoid conflict and 'sneak' in to mate with females, sometimes under the noses of large males. The larval weevils tunnel into wood for at least two years before emerging, and live for only a few weeks as adults.

Endangered species Species of organisms facing a very high risk of extinction

An endangered species is a species which has been categorized as very likely to become extinct in the near future. Endangered (EN), as categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, is the second most severe conservation status for wild populations in the IUCN's schema after Critically Endangered (CR).

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<i>Compsocerus</i> Genus of beetles

Compsocerus is a genus of beetles in the family Cerambycidae, containing the following species:

<i>Batus</i> (beetle) genus of insects

Batus is a genus of beetles in the family Cerambycidae, containing the following species:

Paromoeocerus is a genus of beetles in the family Cerambycidae, containing the following species:

<i>Batus barbicornis</i> species of beetle

Batus barbicornis is a species of beetle in the Cerambycidae family. It was described by Linnaeus in 1764.

<i>Barbicornis</i> genus of insects

Barbicornis is a monotypic butterfly genus of the family Riodinidae with its single species Barbicornis basilis present in Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina.

Compsocerus barbicornis is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It was described by Audinet-Serville in 1834.

Paromoeocerus barbicornis is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It was described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1792.

Zygocerini is a tribe of longhorn beetles of the Lamiinae subfamily. It was described by Lacordaire in 1872.

<i>Mallonia</i> genus of insects

Mallonia is a genus of longhorn beetles of the subfamily Lamiinae, containing the following species:

Mallonia barbicornis is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It was described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1798. It is known from Ghana, Benin, the Ivory Coast, and Guinea.

Magdalis is a genus of wedge-shaped bark weevils in the family Curculionidae. There are at least 20 described species in Magdalis.

Magdalis barbicornis is a species of wedge-shaped bark weevil in the beetle family Curculionidae. It is found in North America.

References

  1. Biolib.cz - Thyada barbicornis. Retrieved on 8 September 2014.