Sitonini of Israel (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae)

Antonio Velázquez De Castro, Ariel-Leib-Leonid Friedman, Roman Borovec
2010 ISRAEL JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY   unpublished
A survey of the weevil tribe Sitonini was conducted in Israel, recording a total of 23 species in four genera. Sitona aliciae Velázquez de Castro n. sp. and S. wahrmani Velázquez de Castro and Friedman n. sp. are described, and five additional Sitona species (S. brucki Allard, S. demoflysi Normand, S. fairmaieri Allard, S. lepidus Gyllenhal, S. puncticollis Stephens, and Sche-lopius planifrons Fåhraeus) are recorded from Israel for the first time. Geni-talia illustrations are given for new and
more » ... given for new and poorly known species (i.e., S. brucki, S. syriacus Stierlin, S. fairmairei, and S. demoflysi). Data on the distribution and host plants of species and keys for their determination are provided.
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