A picture key for semiaquatic and aquatic adults of Curculionoidea (Insecta, Coleoptera) from Brazil


  • Wesley Oliveira de Sousa Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia, Centro de Ciências da Saúde https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5564-1759
  • Geane Brizzola dos Santos Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Biologia e Zoologia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9877-4375
  • Germano Henrique Rosado-Neto Universidade Federal do Paraná, Departamento de Zoologia, Setor de Ciências Biológicas https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9998-7527
  • Calleuyl Coelho Alves Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso
  • Marinêz Isaac Marques Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9890-8505


Abstract A pictorial key for the identification of aquatic and semiaquatic adults of Curculionidae associated with aquatic macrophytes from the Pantanal of Mato Grosso and the Amazon is presented for the first time based on the study of 13,252 specimens belonging to the two families of Curculionoidea (Brentidae and Curculionidae), six subfamilies, eight tribes, 22 genera and 24 species, most belonging to Tanysphyrini (Curculionidae, Brachycerinae). This key can be extrapolated to the Neotropical Region fauna due to the wide distribution of the included species, which is discussed in relation to taxonomic, biogeographical, and ecological studies.




How to Cite

de Sousa, W. O., dos Santos, G. B., Rosado-Neto, G. H., Alves, C. C., & Marques, M. I. (2024). A picture key for semiaquatic and aquatic adults of Curculionoidea (Insecta, Coleoptera) from Brazil. Biota Neotropica, 24(2). Retrieved from //www.biotaneotropica.org.br/BN/article/view/2054



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