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Diversity 2018, 10(3), 92; https://doi.org/10.3390/d10030092

The Genus Urodontidius Louw (Anthribidae: Urodontinae) Rediscovered and Its Biological Secrets Revealed: A Tribute to Schalk Louw (1952–2018)

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CSIRO Australian National Insect Collection, G.P.O. Box 1700, Canberra, A.C.T. 2601, Australia
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Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
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Received: 9 July 2018 / Revised: 10 August 2018 / Accepted: 11 August 2018 / Published: 14 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Systematics and Phylogeny of Weevils)
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The paper records the rediscovery of the rare Urodontidius enigmaticus Louw, 1993 in South Africa, based on specimens reared from galls in the succulent leaves of Ruschia versicolor. The original account of some of the morphological characters of the species is corrected, and its habitus, antennae, pygidium and genitalia are illustrated. Its life history and galling habit on its host plant are described and illustrated, and its larva is compared with those of the genera Urodontellus Louw and Urodontus Louw, which represent different larval types with different life histories. The silk-spinning habits of the Urodontellus larva are briefly described. A tribute to the late Schalk Louw is presented, together with a list of his publications on weevils. View Full-Text
Keywords: Urodontinae; Urodontidius; genitalia; larva; life history; galling habit; silk production Urodontinae; Urodontidius; genitalia; larva; life history; galling habit; silk production
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Oberprieler, R.G.; Scholtz, C.H. The Genus Urodontidius Louw (Anthribidae: Urodontinae) Rediscovered and Its Biological Secrets Revealed: A Tribute to Schalk Louw (1952–2018). Diversity 2018, 10, 92.

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