Baiocis nubilosus Roberts & Morimoto

Beaver, Roger A., 2018, A review of the genus Baiocis Browne, 1962 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Platypodinae), with new species, new synonymy and a key to males, Zootaxa 4434 (3), pp. 481-501: 496

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4434.3.5

publication LSID

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scientific name

Baiocis nubilosus Roberts & Morimoto
status

 

Baiocis nubilosus Roberts & Morimoto 

Baiocis nubilosus Roberts and Morimoto, 1987: 162  .

Taxonomy: The senior author has examined the male holotype and a female paratype ( BMNH), as well as four males collected by B. Jordal in Papua New Guinea. The species is very closely related to Baiocis pernanulus  . Both sexes are distinguishable by their greater size (2.7‒2.9 mm compared to 1.9‒2.4 mm), and the males by slight differences in the posterolateral tooth of the elytra (see key). We have seen no specimens intermediate in size, and therefore retain the species. It is reliably recorded only from Papua New Guinea, but may also occur in Australia. The female described as B. pernanulus  from Australia by Schedl (1936b) was 2.7 mm long, outside the normal range of females found in other areas, and may actually belong to B. nubilosus  .

Distribution: Papua New Guinea. ( Australia?).

Biology: Recorded from Garcinia  sp. ( Clusiaceae  ) ( Roberts & Morimoto 1987).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Curculionidae

Genus

Baiocis

Loc

Baiocis nubilosus Roberts & Morimoto

Beaver, Roger A. 2018

2018
Loc

Baiocis nubilosus

: 162