Philippius Germain, 1895,

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: 49

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Philippius Germain, 1895


Philippius Germain, 1895  Fig. 35

Philippius  Germain, 1895: 314.

Type species.

Listroderes superbus  Reed, 1872 (subsequent designation by Wibmer and O’Brien 1986).


Large to very large (17.5-22.8 mm); vestiture of scales with finger-like processes and setae; mandible with 3-4 setae; pronotum wider than elytra; scutellum not visible; elytra subrectangular, fused along interelytral suture; tibiae lacking spurs; tarsomeres 3 subcylindrical.


Philippius  is the sister genus to Lamiarhinus  .

Species included.

Philippius superbus  (Reed, 1872).

Geographical distribution.

Andean region (Subantarctic subregion), in southern Argentina and southern Chile ( Kuschel 1987; Morrone 1990).

Material examined.

Philippius superbus  (IADIZA, MACN, MHNS, MLP, USNM).