Acrostomus Kuschel, 1955,

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: 44

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Acrostomus Kuschel, 1955


Acrostomus Kuschel, 1955  Fig. 30

Acrostomus  Kuschel, 1955: 287.

Type species.

Adioristus bruchi  Hustache, 1926 (by original designation).


Medium-sized (7.3-13.8 mm); integument black; vestiture of seta-like scales and setae; epistome raised; scrobal ventral tooth usually present; pronotum subquadrate.


Acrostomus  is the sister genus to Hyperoides  .

Species included.

Acrostomus bruchi  (Hustache, 1926); Acrostomus cruralis  Kuschel, 1958; Acrostomus foveicollis  Kuschel, 1958; Acrostomus griseus  ( Guérin-Ménéville, 1839); Acrostomus magellanicus  Kuschel, 1958; Acrostomus mordor  Morrone, 1994; Acrostomus vianai  Kuschel, 1958.

Host plants.

Acrostomus magellanicus  and Acrostomus vianai  : Azorella trifurcata  (Gaertner) Pers., Bolax gummifera  (Lam.) Spreng. and Mulinum spinosum  (Cav.) Pers. ( Apiaceae  ) (Morrone, 1994b).

Geographical distribution.

Andean region (Patagonian subregion), in southern Argentina and southern Chile ( Morrone 1994b).

Material examined.

Acrostomus bruchi  (CWOB, IPCN, MACN, MLP, MZFC), Acrostomus cruralis  (MACN, USNM), Acrostomus foveicollis  (CBPC, CWOB, MHNS, MZFC), Acrostomus griseus  (CWOB, FIML, IPUM, MHNS, MLP, MZFC), Acrostomus magellanicus  (BMNH, MHNS, USNM), Acrostomus mordor  (AMNH, MACN, MLP, MZFC) and Acrostomus vianai  (BMNH, MHNS).