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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Curculionidae
Tribe  Otiorhynchini
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Genus
Order  Coleoptera
Subfamily  Entiminae
Scientific name  Otiorhynchus
Higher classification  True weevils
Otiorhynchus Otiorhynchus sensitivus
Lower classifications  Otiorhynchus sulcatus, Otiorhynchus ovatus, Otiorhynchus scaber

Weevil of austria otiorhynchus lepidopterus

Otiorhynchus (often spelt Otiorrhynchus) is a large genus of weevils in the family Curculionidae. Many species of the genus, particularly the black vine weevil (O. sulcatus) and the strawberry root weevil (O. ovatus), are important pests, both as larvae and as adults. Larvae feed on plant roots. Adults are flightless with fused elytra and feed at night on plant foliage. In many species of the genus at least some races are polyploid and parthenogenetic, while the rest of the races and species are diploid and bisexual. Otiorhynchus weevils, particularly O. scaber, have been a popular subject for studies of the evolution of parthenogenesis. The genus is native to the Palearctic region. However, sixteen species were inadvertently introduced to North America and have become widespread there.


A number of species are troglobites, cave-dwelling animals that lack eyes.

There are over 1,500 species in this genus, which is divided into at least 105 subgenera.

Species include:

  • Otiorhynchus alpicola
  • Otiorhynchus arcticus
  • Otiorhynchus cribricollis
  • Otiorhynchus cuneiformis Waterhouse
  • Otiorhynchus dieckmanni
  • Otiorhynchus frater Styerlyn, 1861
  • Otiorhynchus gemmatus
  • Otiorhynchus grischunensis
  • Otiorhynchus ligneus
  • Otiorhynchus ligustici
  • Otiorhynchus magnanoi
  • Otiorhynchus meridionalis
  • Otiorhynchus morio Germar, 1824
  • Otiorhynchus ovatus Linnaeus, 1758
  • Otiorhynchus porcatus
  • Otiorhynchus rhacusensis
  • Otiorhynchus radjai
  • Otiorhynchus raucus
  • Otiorhynchus rugifrons
  • Otiorhynchus rugostriatus
  • Otiorhynchus scaber
  • Otiorhynchus singularis
  • Otiorhynchus sulcatus
  • Otiorhynchus vehemens

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