Thotmus halli Broun

Hall’s Thotmus Weevil (Thotmus halli)

Hall’s Thotmus Weevil was described in 1911; it was apparently endemic to Pitt Island, the second largest island of the Chatham Islands, east of New Zealand’s main islands; it is still only known from the type.

The species reached a length of 1,3 cm, it is believed to have been an inhabitant of the sea shores, it was, however, never recorded since its description and might well be extinct.


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edited: 23.04.2022