Lixus davidiani, a new weevil species from Aras Valley (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Lixinae)
Gültekin Levent, Korotyaev Boris A.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 487-494, 2012
Abstract: Lixus davidiani sp. nov. is described from Aras Valley in Nahcivan (Azerbaijan)
and northeastern Turkey. Adults were collected on Lythrum salicaria L.
(Lythraceae) in northeastern Turkey. It was observed that females laid eggs in
stem. The new species is assigned to the Lixus iridis species-group in the
subgenus Eulixus Reitter, 1916, compared with related species, and morphological
characters are presented.
Key words: Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Lixinae, Lixus davidiani, new species, host plant, Aras Valley, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Palaearctic Region