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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3931.1.8

A new species of Oromia (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from the Canary Islands

ANTONIO MACHADO, HERIBERTO LÓPEZ

Abstract


The weevil Oromia thoracica n. sp. from Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) is described and compared to its closest allies. It can easily be distinguished by less sculptured elytra, its differently shaped antennal scrobe, and by the pronotum not constricted anteriorly and expanded over the head. Some ecological data are also provided, and considerations on the fauna occurring in the mesovoid shallow substratum (MSS) from the locality of this new species are made. Additional records and comments on other Oromia species as well as an identification key to the species of the genus are given.

 


Keywords


Molytinae, Oromia thoracica n. sp., MSS fauna, edaphobiont, identification key

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