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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2016-09-02
Page range: 121–123
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Two species of Cleonini new for Pakistan and new synonymies Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Lixinae)

Department of Zoology, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Torino. Via Accademia Albertina 13. I-10123 Torino, Italy
Department of Zoology, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
Coleoptera Curculionidae Lixinae


The superfamily Curculionoidea contains over 60,000 described species worldwide (Oberprieler et al. 2007). Knowledge of their distribution is still incomplete, with particular regard for several poorly or not yet completely investigated countries. Moreover, a large number of unidentified specimens of various geographical origin are conserved in museums throughout the world, and further unpublished data for many species can be recovered from the study of public and private collections.



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