The Curculioninae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) of Sicily: recent records and updated catalogue

Cosimo Baviera, Roberto Caldara


An updated catalogue of the Sicilian species of the weevil subfamily Curculioninae is proposed on the basis of revised bibliographical data and new Sicilian material collected by the authors and other entomologists in the last decades. A total of 167 species is reported with certainty from the main island and surrounding isles, five of them new for Sicily: Anthonomus conspersus (Desbrochers des Loges, 1868), Bradybatus fallax Gerstaecker, 1860, Dorytomus rubrirostris (Gravenhorst, 1807), Gymnetron stimulosum (Germar, 1821) and Tychius longicollis C.N.F. Brisout de Barneville, 1863. Detailed data for Anthonomus incurvus (Panzer, 1795), A. ulmi (DeGeer, 1775), Bradybatus elongatulus (Boheman, 1843), Curculio propinquus (Desbrochers des Loges, 1868), Archarius troglodytes (Jekel, 1861), Derelomus subcostatus Boheman, 1844, Pachytychius discithorax Desbrochers des Loges, 1873, and Sibinia arenariae Stephens, 1831 are quoted for the first time, being these species previously reported generically from Sicily. The presence of 14 taxa formerly indicated from Sicily is considered as doubtful, whereas for other 16 taxa it is excluded.


Biodiversity, Entomology

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