Pantomorus hirsuticeps Hustache
Geographic distribution
No economic damages registered
  • Argentina
    • Chaco
    • Salta
    • Santiago del Estero
Other distribution
  • Pantomorus hirsuticeps Hustache 1947: 131
  • Naupactus hirsuticeps : Morrone 1999: 159
Pantomorus hirsuticeps is a small Pantomorus similar to P. setulosus. It mainly differentiates because the eyes are less convex, the rostrum more conical, the pronotum more slender regarding the elytra and without basal thickness, and the elytra more globose and short, with more slender and longer setae. The color pattern is similar to that of P. setulosus, but the pronotum has a distinct white stripe on each side of the dark-brown central macula, and the elytra usually have a distinct transversal white stripe on the posterior half.
It was found causing damage on Zea mays L. (Poaceae) in Santiago del Estero.

It is associated with native vegetation of the Chacoan and Yungas biogeographic provinces.
  • HUSTACHE A. 1947. Naupactini de l’Argentine et des régions limitrophes (Col. Curculion.). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 13(1-5): 3-146.
  • MORRONE J.J. 1999. The species of Entiminae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) ranged in America south of the United States. Anales del Instituto de Biología UNAM, Serie Zoología 70(2): 99-168.
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