FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2015 Vol. 21 No. 2 PP 191-­194
ON A NEW SPECIES OF THE GENUS LECHRIOPS SCHONHERR COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONIDAE)
P. V. KHAIRMODE AND T. V. SATHE
Department of Zoology,
Shivaji University, KOLHAPUR 416004, India
E­mail: profdrtvasthe@rediffmail.com
ABSTRACT
Weevils are destructive insects of agriculture and forest crop plants. Therefore, a new species Lechriops kolhapurensis sp. nov. has been described for the first time. This species runs close to L. oculata (Say) by having following characters 1. Color pattern 2. Eyes completely dorsal 3. Scale color brown, black and pale white However, it is different from the above species L.oculata (Say, 1824) by having following characters- 1. Frons reduced 2. Banding pattern of scales on body 3. Elytral apex truncate 4. White band present on scutellum 5. Eyes more convex than L. oculata

Key words :Description, India, Lechriops kolhapurensis sp.nov.
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