Description of the larva and pupa of Apion brevicorne Gerstaecker, 1854 (Coleoptera: Brentidae: Apioninae) with biological information

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https://doi.org/10.11606/1807-0205/2020.60.special-issue.08

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Apionini, Cerrado, Copaifera malmei, South America, Trichapiina

Abstract

Apion brevicorne Gerstaecker, 1854 (Coleoptera: Brentidae: Apioninae) is an ecologically and economically important weevil that feeds on seeds and tissues of trees in the genus Copaifera L. (Fabaceae). Although the genus Apion comprises 16 species restricted to the Paleartic region, the Neotropical species A. brevicorne is still considered as incertae sedis due to the absence of a systematic study about it. The first descriptions and illustrations of Apion brevicorne are provided here. Diagnostic characters of larva and pupa are included and compared with 13 species from other biogeographic regions. Details of immature Apioninae species associated with host plants from the Neotropical region are described for the first time.

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Rosana Maria de Lima, Universidade Federal de Rondonópolis (UFR), Departamento de Biologia - Rondonópolis, MT, Brasil.

Avenida Governador Júlio José de Campos s/nº, Parque Sagrada Família, CEP 78735-901, Rondonópolis, MT, Brasil.

Sandreli Berenice de Oliveira Santos, Universidade Federal de Rondonópolis (UFR), Departamento de Biologia - Rondonópolis, MT, Brasil.

Avenida Governador Júlio José de Campos s/nº, Parque Sagrada Família, CEP 78735-901, Rondonópolis, MT, Brasil.

Stephanie Vaz, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Instituto de Biologia (IB), Departamento de Ecologia - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

Avenida Carlos Chagas Filho, 373, Bloco A, Sala 107, Cidade Universitária, CEP 21941-971, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

Ana Laura Soares Gomes, Universidade Federal de Rondonópolis (UFR), Departamento de Biologia - Rondonópolis, MT, Brasil.

Avenida Governador Júlio José de Campos s/nº, Parque Sagrada Família, CEP 78735-901, Rondonópolis, MT, Brasil.

Wesley Oliveira de Sousa, Universidade Federal de Rondonópolis (UFR), Departamento de Biologia - Rondonópolis, MT, Brasil.

Avenida Governador Júlio José de Campos s/nº, Parque Sagrada Família, CEP 78735-901, Rondonópolis, MT, Brasil.

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2020-03-04

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Lima, R. M. de, Santos, S. B. de O., Vaz, S., Gomes, A. L. S., & Sousa, W. O. de. (2020). Description of the larva and pupa of Apion brevicorne Gerstaecker, 1854 (Coleoptera: Brentidae: Apioninae) with biological information. Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 60(special), e202060(s.i.).08. https://doi.org/10.11606/1807-0205/2020.60.special-issue.08

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