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Published: 2022-01-06
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A new species of eyeless Lymantes Schoenherr (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae: Lymantini) from Texas caves

Beaty Centre for Species Discovery, Canadian Museum of Nature, P.O. Box 3443, Station D, Ottawa, ON. K1P 6P4 Canada.
Coleoptera troglobite species discovery biodiversity speleology


A new eyeless cave-inhabiting species of the weevil genus Lymantes Schoenherr (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae: Lymantini) is described.  Lymantes reddelli Anderson, new species, occurs in caves in Bexar and Travis Counties, Texas, United States of America.  The new species is very similar to Lymantes nadineae Anderson but is found in caves south of the Colorado River whereas L. nadineae is only known from caves north of the Colorado River. Characters of external morphology and male genitalia to separate the species are given.



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