Blossom weevils of Israel (Curculionidae: Curculioninae: Anthonomini)

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  • Ariel-Leib-Leonid Friedman The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Israel National Center for Biodiversity Studies, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel. E-mail: laibale@tauex.tau.ac.il https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4389-6858

Keywords:

Biodiversity, Coleoptera, Curculionidae, beetles, blossom weevils, weevils, host plants, identification key, taxonomy, Israel, Middle East, new records

Abstract

The fauna of the blossom weevils (Curculionidae: Curculioninae: Anthonomini) in Israel is surveyed. Four species of Anthonomus (A. chevrolati connexus, A. curtulus, A. multifasciatus and A. stierlini), as well as Bradybatus fallax and Assuanensius peyerimhoffi are recorded for the first time, in addition to four known previously. Assuanensius discoidalis is removed from the list of the Israeli weevils. For most of the species their host plants are recorded, some of them also for the first time. An identification key and illustrations for all genera and species are provided.

 

Cite as: Friedman, A.L.L. 2016. Blossom weevils of Israel (Curculionidae: Curculioninae: Anthonomini). Israel Journal of Entomology 46: 57–76.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.58910

urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A8405E0E-C3D1-4B0A-994F-C185E0376B35

Assuanensius erectesetosus in lateral view.

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2016-07-28

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