Platyomus dianae Boheman
Geographic distribution
No economic damages registered
  • Argentina
    • Misiones
Other distribution
Paraná, Santa Catarina, São Paulo

Alto Paraná

  • Platyomus dianae Boheman 1840: 169
  • Platyomus danae : Jacob 1937: 157
It is one of the smallest species of Platyomus in Argentina (6mm long), along with P. elengatulus.
P. dianae differentiates by the cream to brown vestiture, with lighter stripes along the disc of pronotum and two "v-shaped" lighter stripes on the elytra. There is also a cream morphotype with stripes almost indistinct. Eyes are less convex than in other Argentinean species and elytra are more slender and lacking tubercles.

It is associated with vegetation of the Paranaense forest.
  • BOHEMAN C.H. 1840. In: Schoenherr, C.J. Genera et species curculionidum cum synonymia hujus familiae. Roret, Paris; Fleischer, Lipsiae. Vol. 6, pt.1, pp. 1-474.
  • JACOB H. 1937. Die Curculioniden der Kolonie Hohenau. (Beobachtungen und Sammelergebnisse). Entomologisches Jahrbuch 46:150-158.
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