Falklandiellus Kuschel, 1950,

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: 36

publication ID


persistent identifier


treatment provided by

ZooKeys by Pensoft

scientific name

Falklandiellus Kuschel, 1950


Falklandiellus Kuschel, 1950  Fig. 23

Falklandiellus  Kuschel, 1950: 14.

Type species.

Falklandius suffodens  Enderlein, 1907 (by original designation).


Very small (2.6-3.5 mm); vestiture of subcircular scales and setae; rostrum lacking dorsal carinae; antennal insertion distal; club fusiform; pronotum transverse; metanepisternal suture posteriorly fused or obliterated; elytra with series of declivital tubercles; tibiae with spurs.


Falklandiellus  is the sister genus to Telurus-Nestrius-Falklandius-Lanteriella.

Species included.

Falklandiellus suffodens  (Enderlein, 1907).

Host plants.

Bryophytes ( Morrone 1995a).

Geographical distribution.

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

Material examined.

Falklandiellus suffodens  (BMNH, CADIC, MACN, MLP, MZFC, USNM, ZMHU).