Metapocyrtus (Sclerocyrtus) dinagatensis sp. nov. from Dinagat Islands, Philippines, with biogeographical and ecological notes, and a checklist of subgenus Sclerocyrtus in the Philippines (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae, Pachyrhynchini)

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Analyn A. Cabras
Keirstein C. Iligan
Charlene T. Temon
Jerry T. Cuadrado
Anita Rukmane-Bārbale

Keywords : Beetles, Coleoptera, endemic, Oriental region, weevils

A new species of the genus Metapocyrtus Heller, 1912, subgenus Sclerocyrtus Heller, 1912 from Dinagat Islands, Philippines, is described and illustrated: M. (S.) dinagatensis sp. nov. This is the eighth species of the subgenus Sclerocyrtus in the Philippines and the third record of Metapocyrtus on the island. This paper provides a short ecological and biogeographical note of the new species and a checklist of the subgenus Sclerocyrtus in the Philippines. The discovery of this flightless weevil highlights the rich, and understudied fauna of Dinagat and calls for its conservation as the island, considered a mining reserve, faces an environmental catastrophe.

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