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New Data on the Taxonomy of the Weevil Subgenus Caucasoplinthus, Genus Plinthus (Coleoptera, Curculionidae)
- Davidian, G. E., Savitsky, V. Yu.
- Entomological revue 2018 v.98 no.5 pp. 552-576
- Curculionidae, ecology, new species, Turkey (country)
- The taxonomic composition of the subgenus Caucasoplinthus Davidian, 1995 is revised. The immunis and granulosus groups are downgraded to subgroups of the silphoides and fallax groups, respectively; the voriseki subgroup is transferred from the fallax to the fausti group. Plinthus attilai Davidian et Savitsky, sp. n. and P. ljudae Davidian et Savitsky, sp. n. are described from Turkey and Abkhazia, respectively. New data on the taxonomy, distribution, and ecology of some little-known species are presented. The following new synonymy is established: Molytes vittatus Motschulsky, 1839 (= Meleus irroratus Reitter, 1884, syn. n., = Meleus faldermanni Faust, 1884, syn. n., = Meleus difficilis Faust, 1884, syn. n.).