Naupactus virens Boheman
Geographic distribution
No economic damages registered
  • Argentina
    • Misiones
Other distribution
Federal District, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Rondonia, São Paulo

Presidente Hayes
  • Naupactus virens Boheman 1940: 6
Naupactus virens is similar to N. argentatus in size and general body shape. It mainly differentiates because the vestiture is green and more dense than in the latter species (sparse and silver-colored), funicular article 2º is longer relative to article 1º, flanks of pronotum are more rounded, and elytra are slightly shorter, more convex and with punctures of the striae almost indistinct. Corbels of hind tibiae are absent as in the latter species.

Males are smaller and narrower than females.
It causes damage on Citrus sp (Rutaceae), especially oranges, in São Paulo and Minas Gerais states, Brazil (Guedes et al. 2005).

It is mainly associated with vegetation of the Paranaense and Atlantic forests.
  • 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.
  • GUEDES J.V.C. ET AL. 2005. Chave de Identificação, Ocorrência e Distribuição dos Curculionídeos-das-raízes dos Citros em São Paulo e Minas Gerais. Neotropical Entomology 34(4): 577-584.
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