A new genus and species of Rhinocartini (Coleoptera: Attelabidae: Rhynchitinae) from Socotra Island

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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae | 2014/54/suppl

The family Attelabidae is recorded for the first time from Socotra Island, Yemen. A new genus Socotrorhinus gen. nov. is described and compared with similar and likely related groups from the tribe Rhinocartini. The differential diagnosis of this new genus is based primarily on the distinct shape and structure of the rostrum and elytra. Socotrorhinus boswelliae sp. nov. is described and its diagnostic characters are illustrated. The biology and geographical distribution of the new species, associated with frankincense trees (Boswellia spp., Burseraceae), is briefly described.

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