Macrostyphlus Kirsch, 1889,

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: 24

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Macrostyphlus Kirsch, 1889


Macrostyphlus Kirsch, 1889 

Macrostyphlus  Kirsch, 1889: 25.

Type species.

Macrostyphlus gualcalae  Kirsch, 1889 (by indication, monotypy).


Very small (1.9-3.5 mm); vestiture consisting of subcircular scales and setae; pronotum subclyndrical; metanepisternal sutures posteriorly fused or obliterated; elytra with intervals convex.


Macrostyphlus  is the sister genus of Andesianellus  , ashypothesized in a previous analysis ( Morrone 1997a).

Species included.

Macrostyphlus bilbo  Morrone, 1994; Macrostyphlus coelorum  (Olliff, 1891); Macrostyphlus frodo  Morrone, 1994; Macrostyphlus gandalf  Morrone, 1994; Macrostyphlus gualcalae  Kirsch, 1889; Macrostyphlus howdenorum  Morrone, 1994; Macrostyphlus peruvianus  Morrone, 1994; Macrostyphlus sturmi  Morrone, 1994; Macrostyphlus transatlanticus  (Kirsch, 1889); Macrostyphlus venezolanus  Morrone, 1994.

Geographical distribution.

South American Transition Zone (North Andean Paramo and Puna biogeographical provinces), from eastern Venezuela to southern Peru ( Morrone 1994c).

Material examined.

Macrostyphlus bilbo  (CNCI), Macrostyphlus coelorum  (CWOB), Macrostyphlus frodo  (ICNB, USNM), Macrostyphlus gandalf  (CMNC, CNCI, MLP, MZFC), Macrostyphlus gualcalae  (SMTD), Macrostyphlus howdenorum  (CMNC), Macrostyphlus peruvianus  (FMNH), Macrostyphlus sturmi  (ICNB), Macrostyphlus transatlanticus  (SMTD), Macrostyphlus venezolanus  (MZFC).