Mendozella hirsuta Hustache
Geographic distribution
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  • Argentina
    • Mendoza
Other distribution
  • Priocyphus hirsutus Hustache 1939: 42
  • Priocyphopsis hirsutus : Lanteri 1990b: 416
  • Mendozella hirsuta : Lanteri & del Río 2016: 65
This species was originally described in Priocyphus and transferred to s Mendozella by Lanteri & del Río (2016).

Mendozella hirsuta differentiates from Mendozella curvispinis because is slightly smaller, it has greyish scaly vestiture, humeri do not have a tooth-like tubercle and hind tibiae lack mucro and lack a line of denticles on inner margin.


Associated with vegetation of the Monte biogeographic province, mainly characterized by the presence of Prosopis sp (Fabaceae) and Larrea sp (Zygophyllaceae).
  • 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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