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A new species Asproparthenis omeri sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Lixinae) from the Aras valley in Northeastern Turkey

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab. 1, 199034, St. Petersburg, Russia
Iğdır University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection, 76000, Iğdır, Turkey
Ph. D. (Professor), Ataturk University, Biodiversity Application & Research Center, Erzurum, TURKEY
Asproparthenis new species taxonomy bionomics halophyte Bassia hirsuta Turkey


A new species Asproparthenis omeri sp. nov. closely related to A. vexata (Gyllenhal, 1834) is described in the tribe Cleonini (Curculionidae) from the Aras River valley in Northeastern Turkey. The new species is the first representative of the genus Asproparthenis Gozis, 1886 with vestigial hind wings. Digital photographs of diagnostic morphological features of the new species and A. vexata are provided. Adults of the new species feed on leaves of a halophilic chenopod Bassia hirsuta (L.) Ascherson that dominates vegetation in the saline and desertified habitat in the type locality.


Key words: Asproparthenis, new species, taxonomy, bionomics, halophyte, Bassia hirsuta, Turkey


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