Acalles vorsti Stüben

Schütte, André & Stüben, Peter E., 2015, Molecular systematics and morphological identification of the cryptic species of the genus Acalles Schoenherr, 1825, with descriptions of new species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cryptorhynchin, Zootaxa 3915 (1), pp. 1-51: 24-25

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Acalles vorsti Stüben

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Acalles vorsti Stüben  sp. n.

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Type material. Holotype. ♂: “ES [ España: Islas Baleares: Palma de Mallorca] Sóller, Son Coll, N 39 ° 46 '06" E02° 40 ' 12 ", 14.Apr. 2002, 300 m, Quercus  forest, leg. O.Vorst, [Es 212 A]“, coll. CURCULIO-Institut, D- Mönchengladbach.

Paratypes. 2 ♂, 2 ♀: data as for holotype, coll. Stüben, coll. Vorst, coll. CURCULIO-Institut, D- Mönchengladbach.

DNAtype. ♀: data as for holotype, coll. ZFMK: Collectors no: 1358 -PST_ 22183, ZFMK-DNA- 100417602, ZFMK-TIS- 22183; GenBank Acc. no CO 1: KF680256View Materials, 16S: KJ 720563View Materials

Differential diagnosis. The new species from the north of the Balearic Island of Mallorca belongs to the subgenus Acalles  s. str. It is, from a morphological and molecular perspective, closely related to Acalles breiti  A. & F. Solari, 1909 and should be compared with the lectotype of this species (a male, designated by Stüben 1999, coll. Solari: Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano) from the type locality Valldemossa—only 6 km east of the type locality of the new species (Son Coll):


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