Platyomus elegantulus Hustache
Geographic distribution
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  • Argentina
    • Chaco
    • Corrientes
    • Entre Ríos
    • Formosa
    • Jujuy
    • Misiones
    • Salta
    • Santa Fe
    • Santiago del Estero
    • Tucumán
  • Uruguay
Other distribution
Santa Cruz

Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina

Itapúa, Alto Paraná

Río Negro, Paysandú, Soriano
  • Platyomus elegantulus Hustache 1923: 290
It is one of the smallest species of Platyomus in Argentina (6mm long) along with P. dianae. Platyomus elegantulus differentiates by the cream to pale brown vestiture (in some specimens greenish), usually with stripes along the disc of pronotum and a pair of darker "v-shaped" stripes on elytra. In Misiones province there is a variety with several "v-shaped" thin light stripes on the elytra, that lack tubercles.
Acacia aroma Hook. & Arn., Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd. and Prosopis sp (Fabaceae).

It is mainly associated with vegetation of the Paranaense and Chacoan biogeographic provinces.
  • HUSTACHE A. 1923 -1924. Curculionides de l'exploration Lizer-Delétang au Chaco bolivien. Anales de la Sociedad Científica Argentina 96: 279-300 (1923).
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