New Apioninae (Coleoptera: Brentidae) in Dominican amber

George Poinar, Andrei A. Legalov
2014 Historical Biology  
The following new species of Apioninae weevils (Coleoptera: Brentidae) are described from Dominican amber. Toxorhynchus leptorhinus n. sp., Toxorhynchus robustus n. sp., Toxorhynchus amphioculus n. sp., Toxorhynchus atriartus n. sp., Toxorhynchus atriantenus n. sp. and Toxorhynchus hispanicus n. sp. are members of the Toxorhynchus decoloratum species group. Toxorhynchus microsomus n. sp., Toxorhynchus stenelytrus n. sp., Toxorhynchus dominicanus n. sp., Toxorhynchus convexus n. sp.,
more » ... n. sp., Toxorhynchus fuscocorpus n. sp., Toxorhynchus hispidulus n. sp. and Toxorhynchus convexoculus are members of the Toxorhynchus sordidum species group. Additional species are Apionion homochronon n. sp., Apionion kallimosum n. sp., Apionion formosus n. sp. and Stenapion levigatum n. sp. The dominate species of the genus Toxorhynchus and especially those in the Toxorhynchus decoloratum and Toxorhynchus sordidum species groups in Dominican amber are now absent from the West Indies. A systematic update of extant representatives of Apioninae in Hispaniola is provided. 3
doi:10.1080/08912963.2013.871010 fatcat:2vuiyr3vkncjdojpx4m6eujzmu