Priocyphopsis humeridens (Hustache)
Geographic distribution
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  • Argentina
    • Catamarca
    • Neuquén
    • Tucumán
Other distribution

  • Trichocyphus humeridens Hustache 1926: 162
  • Priocyphus humeridens : Hustache 1939: 43
  • Priocyphopsis humeridens : Lanteri 1990b: 416
Priocyphopsis humeridens is the type species of Priocyphopsis, described by Lanteri (1990b), and is currently the only known species of this genus (Lanteri & del Río 2016).

The scaly vestiture of this species is grey-brownish, lacking long erect setae on the elytra. The rostrum is conical, with strong lateral carinae; the humeri are projected in a small tooth-like denticle, and the inner margin of the front tibiae bears a line of few large denticles.

It is mainly associated with vegetation typical of the Monte biogeographic province, mainly characterized by the genera Prosopis (Fabaceae) and Larrea (Zygophyllaceae).
  • HUSTACHE A. 1926. Contribution à l’étude des Curculionides de la République Argentina (première note). Anales del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural Bernardino Rivadavia 34: 155-261, illus.
  • HUSTACHE A. 1939. Curculionides nouveaux de l'Argentine et autres régions Sud-Américaines. Anales de la Sociedad Científica Argentina 128: 38-64, 99-124, illus.
  • 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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