A new genus and species of Rhinocartini (Coleoptera: Attelabidae: Rhynchitinae) from Socotra Island

Skuhrovec Jiří, Kresl Petr
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(supplementum): 283-294, 2014
Published in print: 30th December 2014
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Abstract: The family Attelabidae is recorded for the first time from Socotra Island, Yemen. A new genus Socotrorhinus gen. nov. is described and compared with similar and likely related groups from the tribe Rhinocartini. The differential diagnosis of this new genus is based primarily on the distinct shape and structure of the rostrum and elytra. Socotrorhinus boswelliae sp. nov. is described and its diagnostic characters are illustrated. The biology and geographical distribution of the new species, associated with frankincense trees (Boswellia spp., Burseraceae), is briefly described.
Key words: Coleoptera, Curculionoidae, Attelabidae, Rhynchitinae, Rhinocartini, Socotrorhinus, new genus, new species, description, biogeography, bionomy, Yemen, Socotra
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