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Rhyncogonus extraneus Perkins

Strange Rhyncogonus Weevil (Rhyncogonus extraneus)

The Strange Rhyncogonus Weevil was described in 1910, it was restricted to the lowlands below the Wai’anae Range on the island of O’ahu, Hawaiian Islands, a region that is now mostly covered with introduced vegetation. 

The species was not seen since 1941, when it was last collected; it is very likely extinct. [1]



[1] G. A. Samuelson: Review of Rhyncogonus of the Hawaiian Islands (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu 2003


edited: 02.06.2021