Lanteriella Morrone, 1992,

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: 39

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Lanteriella Morrone, 1992


Lanteriella Morrone, 1992  Fig. 27

Lanteriella  Morrone, 1992b: 167.

Type species.

Lanteriella microphtalma  Morrone, 1992.


Very small (3.4-3.8 mm); vestiture of setae only; eyes very small, microphthalmic; pronotal disc smooth, polished; femora dorsoventrally compressed; tibiae apically expanded.


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


The only species of this genus was hypothesized to live in litter or soil ( Morrone 1992b).

Species included.

Lanteriella microphtalma  Morrone, 1992.

Geographical distribution.

Andean region (Subantarctic subregion), in the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) ( Morrone 1992b; Posadas 2008).

Material examined.

Lanteriella microphtalma  (BMNH).