Nesotocus kauaiensis   (Perkins)


 
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Kauai Nesotocus Weevil
(Nesotocus kauaiensis)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Hawai'i Islands: Kaua'i

 
local name: -

 
size: ca. 1,3 - 1,6 cm (length)

extinction date: (?)

 
The Kauai Nesotocus Weevil was described in the year 1900 and seems to be extinct now.

The larvas of this species developed under the bark (?) of endemic hawaiian aralioid trees of the genera Cheirodendron, Polyscias and Tetraplasandra.

 
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Kauai Nesotocus Weevil (Nesotocus kauaiensis)


Depiction from 'Fauna Hawaiiensis; being the land-fauna of the Hawaiian islands. by various authors, 1899-1913. Cambridge [Eng.]: The University press, 1913'

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References:

- Sadie A. Solomon: Systematics of the Hawaiian endemic weevil genus Nesotocus Perkins 1900 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Student Competition Display Presentations, Section A. Systematics, Morphology, and Evolution, 2003