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1 December 2005 A New Species of Coelocephalapion Wagner (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Apionidae: Apioninae) from Argentina and Chile Associated with the Genus Prosopis L. (Fabaceae)
David G. Kissinger
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Abstract

A new apionine weevil, Coelocephalapion gandolfoi, new species, from Argentina and Chile is described and illustrated. The new species belongs to the C. frontellum species group and is especially close to the North American species C. frontellum (Fall), C. subornatum (Fall) and C. tellum Kissinger. Coelocephalapion gandolfoi has been associated with the pods or plants of the following species of Prosopis L. (Fabaceae): P. alba (Grisebach), P. alpataco Philippi, P. caldenia Burkart, P. chilensis (Molina), P. flexuosa DC, P. nigra (Grisebach), and P. ruscifolia (Grisebach). It is under investigation as a potential biocontrol agent for invasive Prosopis species in South Africa.

David G. Kissinger "A New Species of Coelocephalapion Wagner (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Apionidae: Apioninae) from Argentina and Chile Associated with the Genus Prosopis L. (Fabaceae)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 59(4), 493-500, (1 December 2005). https://doi.org/10.1649/827.1
Received: 20 January 2005; Accepted: 1 May 2005; Published: 1 December 2005
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