A review of distributional data on Colombian entimine weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae)

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  • Saturday, November 9, 2013: 3:40 PM
    Meeting Room 11 AB (Austin Convention Center)
    Jennifer Girón , Environmental Engineering Faculty, Universidad Santo Tomás - Sede Villavicencio, Villavicencio, Colombia
    Nico M. Franz , School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
    Colombia (northern South America) is recognized as one of the most diverse countries in the world in terms of species richness. Weevils in the subfamily Entiminae contribute significantly to this diversity. According to Wibmer & O’Brien’s (1986) South American weevil checklist, 254 species are registered for the country, pertaining to 50 genera placed in eight tribes. Beyond these basic data, there is general scarceness of information regarding entimine diversity in Colombia, as region-based occurrences remain unknown for most species. Here we review existing and new distributional data for Colombian entimines, with particular emphasis on the tribe Eustylini.

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