Pantomorus luteipes Hustache
Geographic distribution
No economic damages registered
  • Argentina
    • Córdoba
    • La Rioja
    • Mendoza
    • San Luis
    • Santiago del Estero
Other distribution
  • Pantomorus luteipes Hustache 1947: 130
  • Naupactus luteipes : Morrone 1999: 160
Pantomorus luteipes is a small species, with pronotum almost as long as wide (in most Naupactini is distinctly wider than long) and slightly constricted near base. The vestiture is mostly dark brown to black, with white stripes along midline of pronotum and elytra, and flanks of elytra. Elytral setae are fine, long and erect.

This species probably mimics ants and/or Mutillid wasps.
Larrea divaricata Cav., Larrea cuneifolia Cav. (Zygophyllaceae) and Prosopis alpataco Phil. (Fabaceae).

It is mainly associated with native vegetation of the Chacoan, Espinal and Monte 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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