Tuesday, May 11, 2021

[Entomology • 2021] Metamasius onorei & M. pilirostris • Two New Species of Metamasius Horn, 1873 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Dryophthorinae) from Ecuador and Colombia

 Metamasius onorei &  M. pilirostris 
Anderson, 2021

Two new species of South American Metamasius Horn (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Dryophthorinae) are described: Metamasius onorei new species from Cotopaxi, Ecuador and Metamasius pilirostris new species from west of Río Yurumangui, Colombia. Diagnostic characters and images are provided for both new species to facilitate identification.

Keywords: Coleoptera, biodiversity, species discovery, weevils


Robert S. Anderson. 2021. Two New Species of Metamasius Horn, 1873 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Dryophthorinae) from Ecuador and Colombia. Zootaxa. 4966(5); 596–600. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4966.5.10