Melanterius, W. F. Erichson, 1842

Pinzón-Navarro, Sara V., Jennings, Debbie & Oberprieler, Rolf G., 2017, Host associations of Melanterius Erichson (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cleogonini), with a diagnosis and delimitation of the genus and description of five new species, Zootaxa 4298 (1), pp. 1-77: 26

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4298.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6F38752A-0669-488E-879B-8881EC80ECF2

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A160333C-FFB1-FF84-F287-AADBA62AA1F4

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Plazi

scientific name

Melanterius
status

 

Melanterius  sp. 2 near M. vinosus 

A small series of specimens in the ANIC, similar to M. vinosus  (as identified by Lea) but smaller and paler and with slightly different pronotal and elytral sculpture, appears to represent yet another different species. One specimen, from Fowler’s Gap in New South Wales, was reared from seeds of A. victoriae  , and two others, from Kinchega Narional Park in New South Wales and Warriner’s Creek in South Australia, were collected on this plant species as well ( Table 1), indicating it to be a larval host for the weevil species ( Table 2). 

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection