| Lixus pulverulentus (Scopoli, 1763)|
Main synonym = Lixus algirus Linnaeus, 1758
| Taxonomical Classification: Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Coleoptera / Curculionidae |
| Beetle snout weevil Maltese name not known|
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One of the largest weevils in the Maltese islands, reaching lengths between 10-17mm. It has a dark colour often blendig in different intensities of mustard colour. In Maltese literature, it was recorded about 100 years ago, namely by Cameron and Caruana-Gatto (1907) as Lixus algirus in their list of Coleoptera of the Maltese islands (1907). It is found on different kinds of plants, but mostly on species of the plant families of Asteraceae, Malvaceae and Fabaceae.
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