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Published: 2020-04-30

A new, peculiar genus of Cossoninae (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) from Oman with description of a new species, larva and notes on biology

Department of Entomology, National Museum, Natural History Museum, Cirkusová 1740, CZ-193 00 Praha 9 - Horní Počernice, The Czech
Group Function of Invertebrate and Plant Biodiversity in Agro-Ecosystems, Crop Research Institute, Drnovská 507, CZ-161 06 Praha 6-Ruzyně, The Czech Republic.
Štefánikova 323, 500 11 Hradec Králové, The Czech Republic.
Coleoptera Curculionidae Cossoninae Onycholipini taxonomy new genus new species mature larva morphology host plant Palaearctic region Oman


A new genus and species of the subfamily Cossoninae, Omanocossonus sabulosus gen. et sp. nov. is described from Oman. All specimens including larvae were found on sand dunes on the seashore in roots of Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T. Aiton. The crucial features, including male and female terminalia, are illustrated, and the taxonomic position of the new genus within Cossoninae is briefly discussed. The generic status of Lindbergius Roudier, 1957 is resurrected. The mature larva of the new species is described, larval morphology is discussed and the current state of knowledge about immature stages of Cossoninae is summarized.



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