Bagous lyali Caldara & O’Brien

Hula Papyrus Weevil (Bagous lyali)

This species was described in 1998; it is known only from several specimens that were collected in 1936 from Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus L.) growing in the Hula swamp in the Hula Valley in Israel.

The species is thought to have been semi-aquatic, it is now very likely extinct as the Hula Valley has been drained completely for agricultural purposes. [1]



[1] Ariel-Leib-Leonid Friedman: Review of the Hygrophilous Weevils in Israel (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Diversity 10: 1-48. 2018


edited: 16.05.2022