Melanterius ventralis

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 : 27

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.6017974

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/A160333C-FFB2-FF87-F287-AF23A375A641

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Melanterius ventralis
status

 

The M. ventralis group

The males of this group have the posterior margin of ventrite 1 produced caudad into a gentle, short, broad lobe and the median area of ventrites 3–5 covered with longer, dens and erect setae. Besides M. ventralis Lea, 1899 , also M. cardiopterus Lea, 1913 and M. parvidens Lea, 1899 appear to belong in it. Definite host records are only known for M. ventralis .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Curculionidae

Genus

Melanterius