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The mature larva and pupa of Tychius subsulcatus Tournier, 1847 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae), with comments on its biology and phylogenetic relationships

Department of Environmental Ecology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Mlynská dolina, Ilkovičova 6, SK-842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia.
Group Function of Invertebrate and Plant Biodiversity in Agro-Ecosystems, Crop Research Institute, Prague 6—Ruzyně, Czech Republic.
Střelecká 459, CZ-500 02 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.
Coleoptera Curculionidae Cucrculioninae Tychiini Tychius subsulcatus mature larva pupa host plant life history biology


The larva and the pupa of the Palaearctic weevil species Tychius subsulcatus Tournier, 1847 are described and illustrated for the first time. The characters of larva and pupa of T. subsulcatus completely fit the described differential diagnosis of the subtribe Tychiina, genus Tychius, and also Tychius intrusus group. Astragalus onobrychis Linnaeus is confirmed as its host plant. The biology of T. subsulcatus in south Slovakia (Cerová vrchovina Mts.) is described.



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