Nesiobius barbatus   (Wollaston)


 
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Bearded Nesiobius Weevil
(Nesiobius barbatus)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha: Saint Helena

 
local name: -

 
size: ca. 0,4 cm (length) (?)

extinction date: last seen 1880

 
This species was scientifically described in the year 1877 by T. V. Wollaston on the basis of just three specimens, that he had collected by himself at an difficult to access slope at High Peak.

The Bearded Nesiobius Weevil inhabited the, nowadays extinct, Bastard Gumwood forests (Commidendrum rotundifolium).

 
left:

One of the still extant species from the genus, the Scaled Nesiobius Weevil (Nesiobius squamosus).


Depiction from 'T. Vernon Wollaston: Coleoptera Sanctae-Helenae. London: John Van Voorst, Paternoster Row. 1877'

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References:

- T. Vernon Wollaston: Coleoptera Sanctae-Helenae. London: John Van Voorst, Paternoster Row. 1877