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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2023-11-29
Page range: 196-200
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Rediscovery of Sternechosomus octotuberculatus Voss, 1958 provides evidence for Sternechosomus Voss, 1958 as a new subjective synonym of Physarchus Pascoe, 1865 (Curculionidae: Molytinae: Metatygini)

Department of Life Science; National Taiwan Normal University; No. 88; Sec. 4; Tingzhou Rd.; Taipei City 116059; Taiwan; Department of Life Sciences; National Chung Hsing University
Department of Life Sciences; National Chung Hsing University; Research Center for Global Change Biology; National Chung Hsing University No. 145 Xingda Rd.; South Dist.; Taichung 40227; Taiwan
Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; National Taiwan University
Department of Entomology; National Taiwan University. No. 1; Sec. 4; Roosevelt Rd.; Taipei 106; Taiwan
Coleoptera Curculionidae Molytinae Metatygini


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