Naupactus albolateralis Hustache
Geographic distribution
No economic damages registered
  • Argentina
    • Santiago del Estero
Other distribution
  • Naupactus albolaterialis Hustache 1947: 78
N. albolateralis is a rare species that belongS to the N. leucoloma species group, revised by Lanteri & Marvaldi (1995). All species of this group have greyish-brown vestiture, white scutellum and a distinct white stripe on sides of body, from head to apex of elytra.

N. albolateralis differentiates because scales are lanceolate, setae are fine, medium-length and suberect; eyes are convex; the pronotum is rugose and narrower than in the remaining species of N. leucoloma species group; and humeri are well developed, same as hind wings. In some specimens there is a pair of white maculae on the anterior third of 4º elytral interval.

It shows distinct sexual dimorphisms. Males are more slender than females.

Probably associated with vegetation typical of the Chacoan biogeographic province.
  • HUSTACHE A. 1947. Naupactini de l’Argentine et des régions limitrophes (Col. Curculion.). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 13(1-5): 3-146.
  • LANTERI A.A. & MARVALDI A.E. 1995. Graphognathus Buchanan, a new synonym of Naupactus Dejean, and systematics of the N. leucoloma species group (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 49(3): 206-228.
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