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Weevils of North America (WoNA)

posted on 2023-12-18, 17:26 authored by Nico M. Franz, Maria Lourdes Chamorro, David Fleming, Gregory P. Setliff, Charles W. O'Brien

The Weevils of North America (WoNA) ( is an emerging resource for occurrence information, habitus photographs, legacy descriptions, and interactive identification keys for the almost 400 genera and 3300 species of weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) in North America, led by the Arizona State University Frank F. Hasbrouck Insect Collection (ASUHIC) group (NMF) and the Systematic Entomology Laboratory (USDA-SEL) (MLC). The majority of specimens stem from the Charles W. O'Brien (CWOB) weevil collection, and Dr. O'Brien's vast and generous contributions to this effort are hereby kindly acknowledged. We also acknowledge support from the United States Department of Agriculture.

For more information about this dataset, contact Maria Lourdes Chamorro: Nico Franz:

Resources in this dataset:


USDA-ARS: 1207371


Data contact name

Chamorro, Maria Lourdes


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Intended use

Contributes to a nationwide effort to capture specimen information from natural history collections to inform large-scale analyses of species occurrences and interactions, that is, by linking weevils with their host plant records (simultaneously captured with locality data) and reveal coevolutionary interactions. Important features and products that may be generated include download entire datasets; map georeferenced records; design custom species lists for any locality at multiple scales; develop educational games with data; create taxonomic keys. A clear understanding of the identity and distribution of native species will assist in determining native from non-native weevil species. Anticipated users are scientists and laypersons worldwide who need to document the distribution of North American weevils and assist in making identifications.


  • Not specified

Geographic Coverage


Geographic location - description

North America

ISO Topic Category

  • biota
  • boundaries
  • environment
  • location

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

georeferencing; scientists; games; data collection; photographs; indigenous species; natural history; host plants; United States; taxonomic keys; educational materials; North America; entomology; USDA

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:18 - Agricultural Research Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:040 - National Research

ARS National Program Number

  • 304

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Franz, Nico M.; Chamorro, Maria Lourdes; Fleming, David; Setliff, Gregory P.; O'Brien, Charles W. (2017). Weevils of North America (WoNA). Ag Data Commons.