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Peltophorus commidendri Decelle

Gumwood Weevil (Peltophorus commidendri)  

The Gumwood Weevil is/was endemic to the island of Saint Helena, it is known only from the type that was collected in 1965/66 from a Saint Helena Gumwood tree (Commidedrum robustum (Roxb.) DC.).

The species was never recorded again and may in fact be already extinct.



[1] Howard Mendel; Philip Ashmole; Myrtle Ashmole: Invertebrates of the Central Peaks and Peak Dale, St. Helena. Report for the St Helena National Trust, Jamestown 2008


edited: 02.12.2018