Aramigus uruguayensis Normark & Lanteri
Geographic distribution
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  • Uruguay
Other distribution

  • Aramigus uruguayensis Normark & Lanteri 1996: 312
A. uruguayensis is endemic to Uruguay and belongs in the A. tessellatus species complex (Normark & Lanteri 1998), naturally distributed in central Argentina and southern Brazil.

This species is distinguished mainly by characters of the female genitalia and molecular data of COI (Normark & Lanteri 1996). A flow cytometry analysis suggests that is probably tetraploid (Normark 1996). Its populations include females and males.

Associated with vegetation of the Pampean biogeographic province, mainly pastures.

  • NORMARK B.B. 1996. Polyploidy of parthenogenetic Aramigus tessellatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 50: 73–79.
  • NORMARK B.B. & LANTERI A.A. 1996. Aramigus uruguayensis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a new species based on mitochondrial DNA and morphological characters. Entomological News 107(5): 311-316.
  • NORMARK B.B. & LANTERI A.A. 1998. Incongruence between morphological and mitochondrial- DNA characters suggests hybrid origins of parthenogenetic weevil lineages (genus Aramigus). Systematic Biology 47(3): 475-494.
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