The Electronic Catalogue of Weevil Names
is a project in progress.
Ultimately it will contain all family, genus and
species-group names in the Curculionoidea, a group of beetles with some 60,000
described species which includes many important insects, including the bark
beetles (Scolytinae) and powder-post beetles (Platypodinae).
Currently the database contains some 170.000
names, including all generic and family-group names, in their current taxonomic
position, and based on Alonso-Zarazaga & Lyal's (1999, 2002) catalogue of
weevil family and genus names. Species-group names are being added, but
are not yet all present nor checked against original publication or current
The gathering of names from secondary sources is finished
and considered complete as of 31st December 2012. We will continue checking names
from the original sources and updating the nomenclature, deleting duplicates and
unnecessary records, and adding new features to the display and contents to the
database. We will be very grateful if any mistake or absence is notified.