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Published: 2016-03-01
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A remarkable new genus and species of Lixini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Lixinae) from Madagascar

Ph. D. (Professor), Atatürk University, Faculty of Agriculture, Plant Protection Department, Erzurum, TURKEY
New genus new species Lixini Curculionidae Madagascar.


Klassius gen. nov. with type species Klassius klassi sp. nov. is described from Madagascar in tribe Lixini, and illustrated. The new genus is close to Larinus and related genera from which differs by its elytra triangularly shaped, humeri so strongly inflated as to appear as an hemisphaerical disc ventrally, prosternum with a faint trace of shallow rostral canal, base of elytra arcuate towards prothorax, metepimeron completely and metanepisternum partly concealed by elytra, lateral intervals angularly curved on abdominal ventrites and flattened. Relationships between close genera are briefly discussed.