𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗖𝗜𝗘𝗦 𝗗𝗜𝗦𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗬
Two new weevil species from Mindanao and Panay islands have been introduced to science – 𝘔𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘱𝘰𝘤𝘺𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘴 (𝘖𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘤𝘺𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘴) 𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘥𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘴 and 𝘔𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘱𝘰𝘤𝘺𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘴 (𝘔𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘱𝘰𝘤𝘺𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘴) 𝘪𝘭𝘨𝘢𝘴.
The name of the first new species is from the Latin word ‘quadratus’ referring to its prominent square scaly markings in the pronotum and the elytra. The second species is named after the beetle research center of Daugavpils University in appreciation for the successful cooperation which led to the discovery of this new species.
Dr. Analyn A. Cabras, Mr. Jhonnel P. Villegas, and Dr. Milton Norman D. Medina described the said species in a paper titled “Two new species of Metapocyrtus Heller, 1912 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae) from Lanao and Panay, Philippines,” published in the Baltic Journal of Coleopterology.
Read the full paper here: https://bit.ly/3RNcL0x