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Lixus (Dilixellus) pulverulentus Scopoli, 1763 ♂♀ ♥

Lixus pulverulentus-Lapta.jpg <b><i>Lixus (Dilixellus) pulverulentus</b></i> Scopoli, 1763  ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/2011/03/11/20110311182923-ef95fd1d-th.jpg>Thumbnails<i><b>Mononychus pseudacori</i></b> Schoenherr, 1825 ♂♀ ♥||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2011/09/17/20110917102951-b24d295f-th.jpg><b><i>Lixus (Dilixellus) pulverulentus</b></i> Scopoli, 1763  ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/2011/03/11/20110311182923-ef95fd1d-th.jpg>Thumbnails<i><b>Mononychus pseudacori</i></b> Schoenherr, 1825 ♂♀ ♥||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2011/09/17/20110917102951-b24d295f-th.jpg><b><i>Lixus (Dilixellus) pulverulentus</b></i> Scopoli, 1763  ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/2011/03/11/20110311182923-ef95fd1d-th.jpg>Thumbnails<i><b>Mononychus pseudacori</i></b> Schoenherr, 1825 ♂♀ ♥||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2011/09/17/20110917102951-b24d295f-th.jpg><b><i>Lixus (Dilixellus) pulverulentus</b></i> Scopoli, 1763  ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/2011/03/11/20110311182923-ef95fd1d-th.jpg>Thumbnails<i><b>Mononychus pseudacori</i></b> Schoenherr, 1825 ♂♀ ♥||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2011/09/17/20110917102951-b24d295f-th.jpg>

Lixus (Dilixellus) pulverulentus Scopoli, 1763 ♂♀ ♥
Syn.: Lixus angustatus Fabricius, 1775
Common names: Narrowed Lixus Weevil [En], Lixe poudreux [Fr], Gorgojo de las malvas [Es]

Lapithos (Lapta, Λάπηθος), Kyrenia (Girne, Κερύνεια) ● Cyprus

Description: The length is 10.5-17.5 mm. It is readily identified by its large size and elytra transversely rugose at base and rounded at apex. The ground colour is dark brown, covered by mustard yellow.

Biology: The larva feeds on various stems of Asteraceae (Carduus, Centaurea, Onopordum, Cirsium, Galactites tomentosus, Silybum), and also from Malvaceae and Fabaceae.

Habitat: Meadows, garrigue, phrygana, wastelands.

Distribution: Western Palaearctic, including Canaries and Madeira; Europe mainly Mediterranean, Northern Africa, Near East, Iran, Southern Russia.

References:
Fontaine P., 2013. Phrygana.eu




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