Some observations on the biology of Cionus olens Fabricius, 1792 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae)

Abstract :

The present study was carried out in Diyarbakır province in Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey in 2019. Larvae of Cionus olens were collected from Verbascum spp. Larvae, pupa, cocoon and adult specimens of C. olens were examined. Drawings (dorsal and ventral) of larvae and pupae are presented. Larval characters were examined for the first time with SEM microscope. Larval body very stout, flattened ventrally, strongly convex dorsally, head brown or blakish, body white, dorsal surface of body yellowish. Pupae moderately elongate, white or light yellow, cocoon elongate, cylidrical, surface smooth and have white tube which is the aeropile. Finally, the data obtained were compared with the literature.


Keyword :

Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Cionus, larva, pupa


Author(s) : Bolu, H., Erbey, M., Çelik, H., Özyurt Koçakoğlu, N.
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Published Issue : 2022 Vol. 17 Number 1


2022 Vol. 17 Number 1