Australian Weevils Series Series

Australian Weevils (Coleoptera - Curculionoidea)

Brentidae, Eurhynchidae, Apionidae and a Chapter on Immature Stages by Brenda May

Volume II
January 1994
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    30th January 1994
  • ISBN 9780643051461
  • Language English
  • Pages 755 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images illus

This volume covers the remainder of the primitive weevils (Division Orthoceri), namely the families Brentidae, Eurhynchidae and Apionidae. It catalogs 43 genera and 173 species and features almost 2000 individual drawings and black-and-white photographs. These illustrations are augmented by 270 full-color habitus photographs in Volumes V and VI. The volume also includes an important chapter on the Immature Stages of Australian Curculionoidea by Brenda May, New Zealand, which describes the larval and pupal stages of 158 species of Australian weevils and features overviews of larval characters and their nomenclature as well as of rearing and preservation techniques applicable to weevil larvae. More than half the drawings in the volume accompany this chapter.

Elwood Zimmerman

The late Elwood Zimmerman began his entomological career as member of the Bishop Museum’s Mangarevan Expedition of 1934 and then worked as Curator of Entomology at the Bishop Museum in Hawaii for more than 30 years, where he produced, besides many papers on weevils, the monumental monograph series Insects of Hawaii. In 1972 he relocated to Australia to embark on the similarly ambitious Australian Weevils series, of which he published five volumes by 1994 and on which he continued to work until his death in 2004. He published 242 papers and books during his long career.