Priocyphus inops Kuschel
Geographic distribution
No economic damages registered
  • Argentina
    • Corrientes
    • Formosa
  • Uruguay
Other distribution
  • Priocyphus inops Kuschel 1950a: 549
Priocyphus inops is one of the smallest species of Priocyphus, and mainly distinguished by the light brown scaly vestiture, with two pairs of oblique dark-brown maculae on the elytral disc. The pronotum is subcylindrical, with very curved flanks and smooth surface, the elytra are short, and all tibiae lack denticles on their inner margin.

This species is closely related to Priocyphus kuscheli Lanteri, from Paraguay (Lanteri 1990b).
A key to species of Priocyphus is given in Lanteri (1990b) and Lanteri & del Río (2016).

It is associated with vegetation typical of the Chacoan and Pampean biogeographic provinces.
  • KUSCHEL G. 1950a. Die Gattung Priocyphus Hust. 1939. Revista de Entomología, Rio de Janeiro 21 (3): 545-550.
  • LANTERI A.A. 1990b. Revisión sistemática del género Priocyphus Hustache 1939 y creación de los géneros Priocyphopsis y Lamprocyphopsis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Revista Brasileira de Entomología 34(2): 403-422.
  • LANTERI A.A. & DEL RÍO M.G. 2016. Taxonomy and cladistics of the group of genera related to Cyrtomon Schöenherr (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Naupactini). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 75(1-2): 55-77.
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