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First record of the sisal weevil, Scyphophorus acupunctatus, in Cyprus

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors:V. Vassiliou, Kitsis P.
Journal:Entomologia Hellenica

In May 2013, numerous adults of a coleopteran insect species that later was identified as the sisal weevil, Scyphophorus acupunctatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), were accidentally captured in both pitfall and funnel traps placed across Cyprus for the monitoring of red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). S. acupunctatus was found for the first time in the Germasogeia area of the Limassol district (34°71′81″N, 33°08′56″E) and in the Kissonerga area of the Paphos district (34°81′67″N, 32°40′00″E). During 2013 and early 2014, numerous adults of this species were also collected from red palm weevil traps from all over Cyprus.

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