Naupactus condecoratus Boheman
Geographic distribution
An occasional minor pest
  • Argentina
    • Corrientes
    • Misiones
Other distribution
Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, São Paulo

  • Naupactus condecoratus Boheman 1840: 38.
  • Naupactus bosqi Hustache 1947: 80.
Naupactus condecoratus is characterized by the iridescent green or purple-pink scaly vestiture, mostly sparse except on a pair of stripes along sides of pronotum, extended along the 5° interval of elytra, and the sides of venter. There are minute recumbent setae mix with scales of the whole integument and a tuft of fine, long, erect setae on elytral apex.
Antennae are very long; pronotum is subcylindrical, with irregular rugosities on disc and not thickened at base; elytra are slender, elongate, very thin in lateral view, with slightly bisinuate base, punctures of striae are large, somewhat confluent and intervals show transversal rugosities; femora are darker and wider than middle and hind femora; tibiae are reddish and corbels of hind tibiae are absent.

Naupactus condecoratus differentiates from N. auricinctus mainly because elytra are longer and more flat in lateral view, they lack a pale stripe across the base and there is one distinct pale stripe along 5° interval.

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.
  • HUSTACHE A. 1947. Naupactini de l’Argentine et des régions limitrophes (Col. Curculion.). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 13(1-5): 3-146.
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