New distributional records for 11 weevil species from Ukraine (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Abstract :

The article presents data on new records of 11 weevil species (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Curculionidae, Rhynchitidae). Lixus tibialis Boheman, 1842 and L. scabricollis Boheman, 1842 are recorded for the first time from Ukraine. Six rare species are reported for the first time from Mykolaiv, Kherson and Zaporizhia Provinces. Three species also first noted for Kamiani Mohyly Nature Reserve. Specimens of L. angustus (Herbst, 1795), L. bituberculatus Smreczynski, 1968, and especially L. cinerascens Schönherr, 1832 deposited in entomological collections need in accurate reidentification because their similarity with L. tibialis. This likeness needs to be taken into account when using data from old literature. Apparently, Otiorhynchus ovalipennis Boheman, 1843 have expanded northward from Crimea Peninsula to vicinities in mainland Ukraine.

Keyword :

Entomofauna, Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Rhynchitidae, Ukraine, species range

Author(s) : Volovnik, S., Pavlyuk, V.
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Published Issue : 2020 Vol. 15 Number 2

2020 Vol. 15 Number 2