Platypus cylindrus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Curculionoidea
Family: Curculionidae
Subfamily: Platypodinae
Shuckard, 1840
  • Mecopelmini
  • Platypodini
  • Schedlariini
  • Tesserocerini

Platypodinae is a weevil subfamily in the family Curculionidae. They are important early decomposers of dead woody plant material in wet tropics; all but two species are ambrosia beetles that cultivate fungi in tunnels excavated in dead wood as the sole food for their larvae. They are sometimes known as pinhole borers.[1]


Tribus: Mecopelmini

Tribus: Platypodini

Tribus: Schedlariini

Tribus: Tesserocerini

See also


  1. Jordal, Bjarte H. (2015). "Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the weevil subfamily Platypodinae reveals evolutionarily conserved range patterns". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 92: 294–307. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.05.028.
  2. WikiSpecies
    Wikispecies has information related to: Platypodinae

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