Type species

Pagiocerus rimosus Eichhoff

Adapted from Wood 1982, p. 245-246


Pagiocerus is distinguished from Cnesinus LeConte by its procurved club sutures.


Species in this genus range in length from 1.9 to 2.6 mm, and they are approximately 1.9 times as long as wide. The color of the species that occurs in the continental United States is dark brown. The usually wider than long pronotum is longitudinally strigose and unarmed. The scutellum is small. The declivity is convex and unarmed. The short vestiture is usually restricted to the declivity, where it consists of interstrial rows of short, semi-erect hair-like setae. The frons is distinctly excavated to flat. The anterior margin of the compound eye is sinuate. The scape is usually as long as the 7-segmented funicle. The ovate club is marked by two procurved sutures. The procoxae are widely separated.


Southeastern United States, Texas to Argentina, and the West Indies

World fauna

Number of species: 5, Natives species: 1, Introduced species: 0


Persea, Zea mays