Falklandius Enderlein, 1907,

Morrone, Juan J., 2013, The subtribes and genera of the tribe Listroderini (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Cyclominae): Phylogenetic analysis with systematic and biogeographical accounts, ZooKeys 273, pp. 15-71: 37-38

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Falklandius Enderlein, 1907


Falklandius Enderlein, 1907  Fig. 25

Falklandius  Enderlein, 1907: 65.

Type species.

Falklandius brachyomma  Enderlein, 1907 (= Otiorhynchus antarcticus  Stierlin, 1903) (by original designation).


Small to very small (1.9-6.1 mm); vestiture of seta-like scales and setae; eyes small; club inflated; pronotal disc rugose; elytra with intervals convex.


Falklandius  is the sister genus to Lanteriella  , asfound in a previous analysis (Morrone, 1997a).

Species included.

Falklandius antarcticus  (Stierlin, 1903); Falklandius chilensis  Morrone and Anderson, 1995; Falklandius goliath  Morrone, 1992; Falklandius kuscheli  Morrone, 1992; Falklandius peckorum  Morrone and Anderson, 1995; Falklandius turbificatus  Enderlein, 1907.

Host plants.

Falklandius antarcticus  : Callitriche  sp. ( Callitrichaceae  ), Myrteola nummularia  (Poir.) O. Berg ( Myrtaceae  ), Nothofagus antarctica  (G. Forster) Oerst. (Nothofagacae) and Poa flabellata  (Lam.) Raspail ( Poaceae  ) (Morrone, 1992b); Falklandius turbificatus  : Myrteola nummularia  (Poir.) O. Berg ( Myrtaceae  ) (Morrone, 1992b).

Geographical distribution.

Andean region (Subantarctic subregion), in southern Argentina, including the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and southern Chile ( Morrone 1992b; Morrone and Anderson 1995; Posadas 2008, 2012).

Material examined.

Falklandius antarcticus  (AMPC, BMNH, CADIC, CMNC, CWOB, MACN, MHNS, MZFC, USNM), Falklandius chilensis  (AMNH, BMNH, CMNC, CWOB, FMNH, MLP, MZFC, USNM), Falklandius goliath  (BMNH), Falklandius kuscheli  (BMNH), Falklandius peckorum  (AMNH, BMNH, CMNC, CWOB, FMNH, MLP, MZFC, USNM), Falklandius turbificatus  (BMNH) and Falklandius  spp. (MZFC).