Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 29 - Cryptorhynchinae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - Abstract

Lyal, CHC 1993. Cryptorhynchinae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Fauna of New Zealand 29, 308 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 29. ISBN 0-478-04518-2 (print) ). Published 02 Dec 1993


The 42 cryptorhynchine genera of New Zealand are described, figured and keyed. All 316 described species are placed in systematic context, including all junior synonyms. The morphology, distribution and systematics of the genera are discussed, and all available biological data for species are correlated. For all described species the following information is given: taxonomic history, bibliography, type repositories, type label data, distribution (in regions of New Zealand), and biological information, including any rearing records. The numbers allocated by Broun to all his cryptorhynchine species are provided, to facilitate information retrieval from some early publications. Ten new genera and 2 new species are described, 10 genera are sunk in synonymy, 112 species are placed in new combinations, 2 species thus made junior homonyms are given new names, and 34 species are placed in synonymy. Lectotypes are designated for 91 species. Two hundred and fifty-eight species are now recognised in the New Zealand fauna.