Sitophilus kakourisi sp. n. from the Island of Cyprus. (Dryophthoridae: Rhynchophorinae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Authors:G. Alziar, Colonnelli, E., Lemaire, J. - M., Makris, C.
Date Published:1 October

The authors report on the successive stages of the discovery of a new species of Sitophilus from Cyprus. Sitophilus kakourisi sp.n. is described and compared to the related species; it can be readily distinguished by its comparatively large size and the sculpture of the prothorax and of the elytra. This species is very likely endemic and lives on the acorns of two oak species, Quercus infectoria ssp. veneris and Quercus alnifolia, two taxa native of the island.

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