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Perapion connexum (Schilsky, 1902) (Coleoptera, Apionidae) in Central Europe, a case of plant expansion chase

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Author(s): Marek Wanat | Attila Podlussány | Karel Schön

Journal: ZooKeys
ISSN 1313-2989

Volume: 174;
Start page: 49;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Weevils | Curculionoidea | Perapion | Poland | Hungary | Slovakia | Kyrgyzstan | new records | morphology | taxonomy | key | biology | Rumex confertus

ABSTRACT
Perapion connexum (Schilsky) is recorded for the first time from Hungary and Kyrgyzstan, and new distribution data from Ukraine and Russia are provided. Preliminary placements of this weevil in faunal checklists for Poland and Slovakia are here documented with detailed data. Its occurrence in Austria based on older evidence, is discussed. The neophytic and invasive in Central Europe sorrel Rumex confertus Willd. is confirmed to be its unique host plant in Poland. Morphology of the newcoming weevil is described and illustrated, and the key to all Central European species of Perapion is presented.
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