Naupactus sulphurifer Pascoe
Geographic distribution
An occasional minor pest
  • Argentina
    • Buenos Aires
    • Catamarca
    • Chaco
    • Córdoba
    • La Rioja
    • Mendoza
    • Misiones
    • Neuquén
    • Río Negro
    • Salta
    • San Luis
    • Santa Fe
    • Santiago del Estero
    • Tucumán
  • Uruguay
Other distribution

  • Naupactus sulphurifer Pascoe 1881: 41
  • Naupactus sulphurifer var interruptus Hustache 1947: 42
Naupactus sulphurifer is a medium-sized species, with integument almost completely nude of scales, except those that form yellow stripes covered with waxy exudate on pronotum and elytra. One stripe is across the anterior margin of pronotum, one is across the base of elytra and is connecte with a pair stripes along 4°-5° intervals; erect setae are only distinct near elytral apex; the integument of legs is usually reddish. In interruptus morphotype the longitudinal yellow stripes of elytra are not continuous in the anterior third. Antennae are very long, eyes are convex, pronotum is subcylindrical, slightly rugose and thickened at base; elytra are elongate, with well-developed humeri and slightly convex intervals; front tibiae have large denticles on inner margin and hind tibiae bear a broad, squamose corbels.

Eggs and oviposition type have been described by Marvaldi (1999), and first instar larva, by Marvaldi (1998).
Larrea divaricata Cav. and Larrea cuneifolia Cav. (Zygophyllaceae). It was also found on Gossypium hirsutum L. and Sphaeralcea sp (Malvaceae) (Bosq 1943, Lanteri et al. 2002a).

Mainly associated with vegetation of Chaco, Espinal and Monte biogeographic provinces.
  • PASCOE F.P. 1881. New Neotropical Curculionidae. Part. IV. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 5(7): 38-45.
  • BOSQ J.M. 1943. Segunda lista de Coleópteros argentinos dañinos a la agricultura. Ministerio de Agricultura de la Nación, Dirección de Sanidad Vegetal, Buenos Aires, 80 pp.
  • HUSTACHE A. 1947. Naupactini de l’Argentine et des régions limitrophes (Col. Curculion.). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 13(1-5): 3-146.
  • MARVALDI A.E. 1998. Larvae of South American Entimini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and phylogenetic implications of certain characters. Revista Chilena de Entomología 25: 21-44.
  • MARVALDI A.E. 1999. Eggs and oviposition habits in Entimini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 53(2): 115-126.
  • 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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