A new species of Brachycerus from Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Brachyceridae)

Friedman Ariel-Leib-Leonid
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(supplementum): 173-182, 2017
Published online: 31st December 2017
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Abstract: Brachycerus socotranus sp. nov., endemic to Socotra Island, is described from the three specimens collected by the Czech expeditions to Socotra in 2000–2012. The new species is characterized by prominent horn-like tubercles at the base of the rostrum, intact medial groove of pronotum with strongly prominent longitudinal carina and sexual dimorphism in the form of the apical part of the elytra.
Key words: Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Brachyceridae, Brachycerus, taxonomy, new species, morphology, genitalia, Yemen, Socotra