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Lixus (Dilixellus) pulverulentus Scopoli, 1763 ♀

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

Ferrières, LIEGE ● Belgium

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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