The Brentidae of Israel (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea)

Authors

  • Eylon Orbach 49 Remez Street, Qiryat Tiv'on, 3604449 Israel

Keywords:

Biodiversity, Brentidae, beetles, straight-snouted weevils, Middle East, Palearctic, fauna, identification key, new records, synonymy

Abstract

The six species of Brentidae occurring in Israel are reviewed, and an identification key and distributional maps are provided. Three species—Amorphocephala excantator (Damoiseau, 1964), Amorphocephala sulcata (Calabresi, 1920) and Eremoxenus chan Semenow, 1892—are newly recorded from Israel. Amor­pho­cephala arabica Damoiseau, 1964 is considered a junior synonym of Amor­phocephala sulcata (Calabresi, 1920).

To cite: Orbach, E. 2020. The Brentidae of Israel (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Israel Journal of Entomology 50(2): 53–68.
http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4084458
http://zoobank.org/References/C1743D56-5D4C-4933-9794-D5FBCB6FE03B

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Published

2020-10-13