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Lixus vilis  (Rossi, 1790)
Main synonym = Curculio vilis    Rossi, 1790
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Coleoptera / Curculionidae
English name not known     Maltese name not known
Further Information:
An easy weevil to identify from its bright red-carmine colour, often with few white dots and yellow marking on the side. Dead specimens, such as herbarium collections, will turn almost black. Length 8-13 mm. Larva feeds on Erodium species. Distribution: central and southern Europe, Middle East, North Africa. Not very common in Malta.






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