Melanterius antennalis Lea, 1899

Pinzón-Navarro, Sara V., Jennings, Debbie & Oberprieler, Rolf G., 2017, Host associations of Melanterius Erichson (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cleogonini), with a diagnosis and delimitation of the genus and description of five new species, Zootaxa 4298 (1), pp. 1-77 : 9

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4298.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6F38752A-0669-488E-879B-8881EC80ECF2

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6017929

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/A160333C-FFA0-FF95-F287-AEC3A738A4C0

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scientific name

Melanterius antennalis Lea, 1899
status

 

Melanterius antennalis Lea, 1899

( Figs. 17–19 View FIGURES 14 – 19 )

Melanterius antennalis Lea, 1899: 226

This species was described from Gosford in New South Wales and is thus far only known from this state. It is easily recognisable by its short, straight, ventrally flat and expanded rostrum, the underside forming a long, curved flange beneath each antennal insertion ( Fig. 18 View FIGURES 14 – 19 ). This condition occurs in both sexes, but the females are readily recognisable by the position of the unci on the pro- and mesotibiae. The penis ( Fig. 19 View FIGURES 14 – 19 ) has a slightly broader body than that of M. acaciae but simpler endophallic sclerites, especially the basal pair.

No host association is recorded for the species. Three specimens in the ANIC are labelled as having been collected on Acacia mearnsii , and we also collected it from this plant species as well as from A. dealbata , A. decurrens , A. filicifolia , A. fimbriata , A. floribunda , A. irrorata , A. longifolia , A. mabellae , A. terminalis and A. trachyphloia ( Table 1). Its true host is likely to be among A. filicifolia , A. floribunda and A. irrorata ( Table 2).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Curculionidae

Genus

Melanterius

Loc

Melanterius antennalis Lea, 1899

Pinzón-Navarro, Sara V., Jennings, Debbie & Oberprieler, Rolf G. 2017
2017
Loc

Melanterius antennalis

Lea 1899: 226
1899