The genus Sharpia Tournier in Israel (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Curculioninae)
Keywords:Biodiversity, Coleoptera, Curculionidae, beetles, weevils, host plants, Convolvulaceae, fauna, identification key, taxonomy, zoogeography, Israel, Mediterranean, Middle East
Four species of the rare and scarcely known weevil genus Sharpia Tournier (Curculionidae: Curculioninae: Smicronychini) in Israel are recorded; two, S. sabulicola and S. torretassoi, for the first time, in addition to previously recorded S. rubida and S. soluta. The association of S. rubida with Cressa cretica is proved, and the association of S. soluta and S. torretassoi with Convolvulus dorycnium and C. lanatus respectively is recorded for the first time. The status of S. ‘filirostrisʼ is discussed. A key and illustrations for all species are provided.
Cite as: Friedman, A.-L.-L. 2017. The genus <em>Sharpia</em> Tournier in Israel (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Curculioninae). Israel Journal of Entomology 47: 159–172.
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