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Published: 2020-12-24
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Two new Larinus Dejean (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) species descriptions from India with taxonomic overview

Ph. D. (Professor), Ataturk University, Biodiversity Application & Research Center, Erzurum, TURKEY
Department of Life Sciences, the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
Larinus Lixini Curculionidae taxonomy new species Oriental region.


Two new Larinus Dejean (Curculionidae: Lixinae) species are described, based on specimens in the collection of the Natural History Museum, London. Larinus mumbaicus sp. nov. and Larinus nilgiricus sp. nov. from India, are assigned to the subgenus Phyllonomeus Gistel, 1856. Figures for each species are presented, illustrating morphological characters and differential diagnosis characters. Lectotypes are designated for Larinus saussureae Marshall, 1924 and Larinus assamensis Marshall, 1924. A key to the Indian Larinus is presented.


Key words: Larinus, Lixini, Curculionidae, taxonomy, new species, Oriental region


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