Scolytoplatypus curviciliosus Gebhardt

Liao 1, Song, Lai *, Shengchang, Beaver, Roger A., Gebhardt, Heiko & Wang, Jianguo, 2022, New species and new records of Scolytoplatypus Schaufuss (Curculionidae, Scolytinae) from China, and resurrection of Scolytoplatypus sinensis (Tsai & Huang, 1965) as a distinct species, ZooKeys 1082, pp. 27-50 : 27

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Scolytoplatypus curviciliosus Gebhardt


Scolytoplatypus curviciliosus Gebhardt

Scolytoplatypus curviciliosus Gebhardt, 2006: 165, fig. 2K.

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China: Yunnan, Xishuangbanna, 28 km NW Jinghong, vic. An Ma Xi Zhan (NNNR), 22°12'E, 100°38'E, 700 m, forest, EKL, 8.vii.2008, A. Weigel (1m, 6f RAB); as previous except: Mengla, Bubeng, 21.610N, 101.582E, 709 m, 6.iii.2019, BB(S)600-4FI, L.Z. Meng (4m, 4f RAB); as previous except: Menglun, 21.929N, 101.254E, 600 m, 2.iv.2018, XTBG600-1FI (2m, 1f RAB) GoogleMaps .


Philippines, Thailand. New to China (Yunnan).


The species most closely resembles S. parvus and S. reticulatus . The male can be distinguished from S. parvus by the absence of granules and conspicuous white hairs on the lower part of the elytral declivity, and from S. reticulatus by the lack of teeth on the interstriae at the summit of the elytral declivity, and the impressed elytral striae. The females of all three species lack a mycangial pore on the pronotum. The female of S. curviciliosus can most easily be distinguished from S. parvus by its slightly larger size (2.0-2.1 mm vs. 1.8-1.9 mm in S. parvus ), and the more strongly angulate posterior angles of the pronotum, and from S. reticulatus by the non-impressed elytral striae, obsolescent on the declivity, and flat, not convex, interstriae ( Beaver and Gebhardt 2006).