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Diversity 2018, 10(3), 77; https://doi.org/10.3390/d10030077

Review of the Hygrophilous Weevils in Israel (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea)

The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History and Israel National Center for Biodiversity Studies, School of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
Received: 20 June 2018 / Revised: 24 July 2018 / Accepted: 26 July 2018 / Published: 31 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Systematics and Phylogeny of Weevils)
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Forty-one species in 20 genera of hygrophilous weevils belonging to Brentidae and Curculionidae, associated with inland aquatic habitats, have been recorded recently from Israel, eight of them for the first time. Thirty-four species are extant, while five species have probably become extinct recently, and two are fossil species, known from Late Cretaceous deposits. Sixteen species are either aquatic or semi-aquatic, while the rest occur only or predominantly on riparian vegetation. Distributional and biological data for most of the species are provided. A key to all hygrophilous weevil taxa and illustrations for most of the species are provided. View Full-Text
Keywords: Curculionoidea; weevil; hygrophilous; aquatic; semi-aquatic; riparian; key; Israel Curculionoidea; weevil; hygrophilous; aquatic; semi-aquatic; riparian; key; Israel
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