The first record of Greek endemic weevil Hypera (Boreohypera) moczarskii (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea, Curculionidae) in Central Serbia, with elements for species redescription


Abstract: The rare weevil species Hypera (Boreohypera) moczarskii Penecke, 1936, previously recorded only in Greece, has been registered for the first time in Central Serbia. Two adult males were collected in 1993 and 1994, in two places in the area of Kragujevac (Central Serbia). These findings extend H. moczarskii's distribution area to the north, and this rare species should no longer be considered as Greek, but rather as endemic to the Balkan Peninsula. Both specimens are males, and drawings of the aedeagus are shown for the first time. Hypera moczarskii is one of two European members of the subgenus Boreohypera Korotyaev, 1999, besides H. (B.) diversipunctata (Schrank, 1798). The distribution areas of these two species, as well as morphological and ecological data, are presented in parallel.

Keywords: Hypera (Boreohypera) moczarskii, rare species, Balkan Peninsula endemic weevil, Hypera (Boreohypera) diversipunctata

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