Nesiobius breviusculus (Wollaston)
|Short Nesiobius Weevil
British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha: Saint Helena
|local name: -|
|size: ca. 0,4 cm (length)
extinction date: after 1877 (?)
|This species was an
inhabitant of the Cabbage Tree forests, among other things, composed of the
species She Cabbage (Lachanodes arborea) und He Cabbage (Melanodendron
integrifolium), of the central island plateau and was found e.g. at
High Peak and Diana's Peak.
The species was obviously already quite rare at the time it was scientifically described in the year 1877.
- T. Vernon Wollaston: Coleoptera Sanctae-Helenae. London: John Van Voorst, Paternoster Row. 1877