Weevil Workers Meetings

The Weevil Workers meetings consist of a series of presentations on any aspect of the study of weevils (Curculionoidea). Topics include systematics, faunistics, biogeography, evolution, biology, ecology, emerging pests/biological control agents, etc.

SOGA: The Online Weevil Workers Meeting 2023

October 20, 2023

Starting at 15:00 UTC/GMT

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Some of the recorded presentations are linked below.


Jennifer C.  Girón
Museum of Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas, USA

Maria Lourdes Chamorro
USDA - ARS - Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Robert S. Anderson
Canadian Museum of Nature


Valentina Díaz-Grisales
Colegio de Postgraduados, Montecillo Campus

Andrew Jansen

United States Department of Agriculture

Samanta Orellana
School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

Social Media Lead


Technical Lead

Jennifer C.  Girón
Museum of Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas, USA

Presentations will be prerecorded, in the preferred language of the presenter, with English subtitles

Friday, October 20, 2023


Session I  - Moderators: Samanta Orellana, Valentina Díaz-Grisales

15:00 Introductory Remarks  

15:15 Analyn A. Cabras
Philippine broad-nosed weevils: overview, updates, and future direction

15:30 Laibale Friedman
An outbreak of Menecleonus (Curculionidae: Lixinae) in Israel in the last years

15:45 Christoph Germann
Weevils in the collections of the Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

16:00 Lawrence R. Kirkendall & Thomas H. Atkinson
Revising the American Platypodinae: progress and plans

16:15 Alex Van Dam
Automating Geometric Morphometrics for Weevils

16:30 Gregorio Jesús Benítez Robles, Ma Ventura Rosas, Tania Garrido Garduño, Guadalupe del Río, Alejandra Vázquez Lobo
Modelado de nicho ecológico de las especies del género Pandeleteius Schoenherr 1834 (Coleoptera: Entiminae) presentes en México

16:45 Cristian Amaya R., Marcela Rodriguero S., Guadalupe del Río
Estudios sistemáticos y evolutivos en el grupo de especies Listroderes costirostris Schoenherr (Coleoptera, Curculionidae)

17:00 Break

Session II - Moderators: Andrew Jansen, Valentina Díaz-Grisales

17:15 Michael A. Charles, Duane McKenna
The biology and history of the greater chestnut weevil (Curculio caryatrypes) in eastern North America; an enigmatic host specialist on American chestnut

17:30 Judy Rincón, Guadalupe del Río, Adriana Marvaldi
Systematic revision of the southern South American genus Pororhynchus (Entiminae: Eudiagogini)

17:45 Samanta Orellana, Jose R.M. Mermudes, Nico M. Franz
Advances in the study of Central American Anthribidae

18:00 Mayelis Barros Barrios, Evelin Villalba, Jennifer C. Girón, Larry Jiménez
Riqueza y composición de Curculiónidos (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) en una montaña costera tropical de Colombia

18:15 Jennifer C. Girón, Nikolai Yunakov, Samuel Brown, Guadalupe del Río, Kevin Cortés Hernández, Judy Rincón
Towards a complete species-level catalog of the Entiminae: an international collaborative project using TaxonWorks

18:30 Duane McKenna, 1K Weevils Consortium
Phylogeny and evolution of Curculionoidea (weevils)

19:45 Social Break out rooms

Last updated October 19, 2023

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