Larinus hedenborgi Boheman, 1845

Gültekin, Levent, 2008, Taxonomic review of the stem-inhabiting trehala-constructing Larinus Dejean, 1821 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): New species, systematics and ecology, Zootaxa 1714, pp. 1-18: 4

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10.5281/zenodo.274123

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scientific name

Larinus hedenborgi Boheman, 1845
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Larinus hedenborgi Boheman, 1845 

Types housed in the Schoenherr collection ( NHRSAbout NHRS). Male lectotype in good condition ( Fig. 3View FIGURES 1 – 4) (body length: 12.6 mm) here designated, pinned from right elytron, and bearing the labels: “ Paratypus ” [red printed], “Ins. Rhodus, Hedenborg” [handwritten], “ Lectotypus (male), Larinus hedenborgi Boh., L. Gültekin  des. 2006 ”. The male paralectotype (body length: 11.0 mm) here designated, pinned from right elytron which shows a second hole, with elytra hardly divaricated, and bearing the labels: “ Paratypus ” [red printed], “Ins. Rhodus, Hedenborg” [handwritten] “ Paralectotypus (male), Larinus hedenborgi Boh., L. Gültekin  des. 2006 ”.

There are five additional specimens (2 males, 3 females) in the general collection. One of the females bearing the labels: “Rhodes” [printed], “Hedenborg” [printed], “ Typus ” [red printed] probably come from Hedenborg collection after the description, thus it is not considered to be a syntype because it lacks of the original handwritten label “Ins. Rhodus, Hedenborg” mentioned above. The other four not typical specimens bear the handwritten labels “Sen.…” [illegible], “Hedenborg” [printed], and “ Larinus hedenborgi Boh., L. Gültekin  det. 2006 ”.

Remarks. L. hedenborgi  is closely related to L. onopordi  , differing from the latter by the apical part of aedeagus, small body size and different life history. Larvae of L. onopordi  develop within the flowerheads of Echinops sphaerocephalus  L. in northeastern Anatolia ( Gültekin, 2006 b), whereas L. hedenborgi  develop inside in the stem capsules.

NHRS

Swedish Museum of Natural History, Entomology Collections