Naupactus argentinensis (Hustache)
Geographic distribution
An occasional minor pest
  • Argentina
    • Catamarca
    • Misiones
    • Salta
    • Santiago del Estero
    • Tucumán
Other distribution
  • Archopactus argentinensis Hustache 1926: 159
  • Archopactus argentinensis var brevipubens Hustache 1926: 160
  • Naupactus argentinensis : Dalla Torre et al. 1936: 17
Naupactus argentinensis is a large species, densely covered with small ash-grey scales and short recumbent setae. Antennae are broad, pronotum is truncate-conical, with strongly curved flanks, convex disc, deep midline sulcus, and bisinuate beveled base; elytra have strongly bisinuate base, broad humeri, uneven intervals 3°, 5° and 7° more convex the even intervals; front tibiae bear large denticles on inner margin and corbels of hind tibiae are broad, squamose. Males are unknown.

Naupactus argentinensis causes damage to Gossypium hirsutum L. (Malvaceae) (Lanteri et al. 2002a).

It is mainly associated with native vegetation of the Chacoan biogeographic province.
  • HUSTACHE A. 1926. Contribution à l’étude des Curculionides de la République Argentina (première note). Anales del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural Bernardino Rivadavia 34: 155-261, illus.
  • DALLA TORRE K.W. ET AL. 1936. Coleopterorum Catalogus. Junk, ´s-Gravenhage. Pars 147, Curculionidae: Brachyderinae I, vol. 27, pp. 1-132.
  • LANTERI A.A. ET AL. 2002a. Gorgojos de la Argentina y sus plantas huéspedes. Tomo I: Apionidae y Curculionidae. Publicación Especial de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina Nº 1, 98 pp.
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